M.A. in School Psychology
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Learning disabled teenagers--Education (Secondary)--United States; Moral education (Secondary)--United States
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a character education program on students with developmental disabilities. Both the experimental (n=20) and the control (n=14) groups were administered a pre-test during the same week. Following this, a six-week character education program was implemented with the experimental group. A post-test was then administered to both groups. Two hypotheses were generated; primarily, character education would improve post-test scores in the experimental group compared to pre-test scores from within that group and post-test scores from the control group. Secondarily, behavioral data would display a decrease in maladaptive behaviors for the experimental group. Data analysis showed no significant improvement in the experimental group in relation to post-test scores or behavioral data. Significant differences were noted between the mean scores on the pre-test and post-test between the two groups. Implications for further research and character education programs for students in this population are discussed.
Disque, Andrew, "An evaluation of a character education program on students with developmental disabilities" (2004). Theses and Dissertations. 1140.