M.S. in Teaching
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Children's literature--Moral and ethical aspects; Primary school teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
The purposes of this investigation were to determine (a) the effects of using children's literature to increase positive character traits in elementary students; and (b) how character education can be taught to elementary students through the use of children's literature. The researcher chose six character traits to be used throughout the study. Each week a variety of children's literature pertaining to that week's trait was read to the class. After readings, class discussions and role playing activities were held. Students were given a pre/post assessment to judge student learning of positive character traits throughout the study. The results of this study have shown that children's literature is an effective tool to implement positive character traits in elementary students.
Dimakos, Christopher M., "The effects of using children's literature to teach positive character traits to elementary students" (2006). Theses and Dissertations. 864.