ERIC Number: ED378518
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Aug-30
Reference Count: N/A
"Set a Good Example Contest" Evaluation: Response of Teachers and Students.
Beckmann, Shelley L.
The "Set a Good Example Contest" has been in operation for 10 years. The contest is based on the idea that educating youth in common sense values and getting students to set good examples for their peers will solve many of the problems faced in today's society. This paper examines the effects of this program. Both teachers and students who took part in the "Set a Good Example Contest" were asked to complete questionnaires about the program. A total of 249 teachers and 1,321 student participated. The teachers' surveys targeted any changes teachers noted in their students' understanding of moral values, attitudes, and participation in activities. Teachers stated that students: became more aware of morality and its importance; were more cooperative; better understood the difference between right and wrong; and displayed a positive change in attitudes. These improvements were also noted in the student surveys. Students reported learning the importance of manners, of treating others with respect, of taking responsibility for their actions, and of being competent. The gains students recorded from this program were highly dependent on their participation in it. Materials used in the program were rated favorably by teachers. Educator and student questionnaires are appended. (RJM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Affective Behavior, Behavior Change, Children, Citizenship, Elementary Secondary Education, Imitation, Modeling (Psychology), Moral Development, Observational Learning, Program Evaluation, Role Models, Social Support Groups, Socialization, Student Development, Students, Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Concerned Businessmen's Association of America.
Authoring Institution: N/A