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ERIC Number: ED445781
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Pages: 65
Abstractor: N/A
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A Caring and Sharing Environment Helps Teach Values in Kindergarten Students.
Fixler, Bonnie
This action research project sought to incorporate character development education into a kindergarten classroom, with a focus on respect, responsibility, and cooperation. A behavior checklist was used by the teacher and parents to demonstrate the need for character education and to document improvement. Anecdotal records were also kept throughout the project. Project interventions included the teacher behaving as role model through creation of a democratic classroom with class meetings; incorporation of character education into the curriculum; use of cooperative learning activities and multiple intelligences; and involvement of parents in the process of learning and transfer of the desired life skills. Post-intervention data indicated improvement in character development among some of the children; however, more time with the interventions was recommended to achieve more desired results. (Eight appendices include a checklist of students' character traits, activity sheets, and survey materials. Contains 34 references.) (EV)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Language: English
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