Is a word to the wise sufficient? character education in public secondary schools

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Scott H. Urban (Creator)
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW )
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Robert Roer

Abstract: Student perceptions of a character education program utilized at a southeastern North Carolina public high school were gathered and analyzed from an initial exploratory survey. The instrument gathered student responses to statements regarding character education, school climate, and factors that influence students’ decision-making processes. Results showed that while students were generally positive about school climate and personal interactions at school, they do not perceive that the character education program influences their school climate or their decision-making processes, at least on a conscious level. Recommendations for possible modification of the character education program are proposed, as well as avenues for further research in this area.

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A Thesis Submitted to the University of North Carolina Wilmington in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Education
Language: English
Date: 2009
Moral development, Moral education (Secondary), Personality development, Schools--North Carolina--New Hanover County
Schools -- North Carolina -- New Hanover County
Moral education (Secondary)
Moral development
Personality development

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