M.S. in Teaching
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Moral education (Elementary)
Elementary Education and Teaching
The purpose of this study was to determine if character education addressed directly through lesson plans would have an effect on behavior of students when they are not under supervision of the classroom teacher. The researcher observed the students' social interactions in the experimental group and the control group in various settings in a pre and post observation period. Behavior was recorded on a behavior chart listing both positive and negative behaviors. There were 19 students in the experimental group and 22 students in the control group. The study found a slight positive change in behavior for those students in the experimental group. The students in the control group showed less of an improvement.
Patella, Cindy, "The effect of character education on student behavior" (2003). Theses and Dissertations. 1351.