M.S. in Teaching: Collaborative Teaching
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Inclusive education--New Jersey; Moral education (Primary)--New Jersey
Elementary Education and Teaching
The purpose of this study was to implement a character education program with a third grade inclusion classroom at Cooper's Poynt School in Camden, New Jersey. This study was conducted in efforts to improve relationships and interpersonal skills using qualitative action research. Character education is a concept that describes implementing moral conduct in schools in order to encourage positive behaviors. Several benefits to character education programs include reduced negative behaviors, a more positive school environment conducive to learning, and higher academic achievement. This study conducted discusses the impacts of a character education program initiated in a third grade inclusion classroom. The use of surveys, students' artifacts, student discussions, students' journals, and the teacher researcher journal pointed to improvement of students' behaviors. The data collected and the implementation of an initial and final survey acknowledged an impact on improvement in a positive nature over the course of the instructional unit.
Barbato, Christina M., "Impact of character education on a third grade inclusion classroom" (2007). Theses and Dissertations. 805.