M.S. in Teaching
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Robinson, Randall S.
Fourth grade (Education); Moral education (Elementary)
Elementary Education and Teaching
The purpose of this study was to show that students would benefit from learning about character education in a classroom setting. This study used scores from a pre-test and post-test which was designed with character development scenarios taken by fourth grade students in a rural elementary school after they participated in a character education unit.
Eighteen (n = 18) participated in this quasi-experimental study. The results were analyzed to find the significance of the relationship between the students' scores on the pre-test and post-test. The Sign test indicated there was no significant change between the scores on the pre-test and the scores on the post-test (p = 0.582, α = .05). Therefore, it was concluded that students who participated in a character education unit did not show a significant change between their scores on the pre-test and post-test.
Snyder, Jenna S., "The effects of character education on fourth grade students' attitudes toward in-school behavior" (2002). Theses and Dissertations. 1514.