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ERIC Number: ED457465
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
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A Comparison of Character Traits for Rural, Suburban, and Urban Students.
Bulach, Cletus R.; Peddle, Joel
In 1999, the Georgia Department of Education received a grant to implement character education programs in 25 schools. The intent of the four year grant was to identify schools with best practices to serve as models for the dissemination of successful programs in the state. The study included 6 high schools, 7 middle schools, and 12 elementary schools representing urban, rural, and suburban settings, and totaling 10,562 students. Results of the study showed that leadership was the key to implementing a character education program. Leadership was also very important for the culture/climate of the school, and was highly correlated with the other variables that make up a school's culture/climate. Elementary schools tended to have more positive student behavior related to character than middle and high schools. With regard to school setting, there did not seem to be much difference between rural and suburban schools. While too early to identify schools with best practices, it appears that the evaluation design will be able to accomplish this goal. (Contains 7 tables and 12 references.) (ADT)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia