Date Approved

5-31-1999

Embargo Period

7-21-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Educational Leadership

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Capasso, Ronald

Subject(s)

Interns (Education); Moral education

Disciplines

Educational Leadership

Abstract

The focus of this project was to develop and implement a character education program at the Upper Township Elementary School. This intern has endeavored to develop and implement a character education program at the Upper Township Elementary School in an attempt to improve interpersonal relations. This intern created a resource manual for teachers, assisted in the training necessary to implement this program, collected and analyzed data evaluating the effectiveness of the program.

During the duration of this research study, the intern developed and refined several leadership competencies in the area of school administration. This intern effectively applied human relations skills when interacting with the major stakeholders of the organization. Positive communication was cultivated with individuals as well as with groups. The researcher actively listened and appropriately responded to the ideas and opinions of others. The change process was initiated and managed by the intern both as a leader and a participant of the leadership team. The intern formed a character education committee and the major stakeholders were encouraged to assist in the development and assessment of the scope and sequence and content of the character education curriculum.

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