M.A. Special Education
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Moral education; School children--Conduct of life
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education | Special Education and Teaching
The purpose of this study was to determine if character education in schools is effective enough to positively increase students' moral and ethical behaviors and values. Students' behaviors in grades Kindergarten through fifth across three different elementary schools were examined. Measurements were taken prior to the implementation of a character education program and were reexamined after the first year. The results of the study revealed all three schools decreased in filed discipline reports and increased in positive behaviors from the execution of character education programs.
Ferrara, Katie M., "The effectiveness of character education on student behavior" (2019). Theses and Dissertations. 2702.