ERIC Number: ED463223
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Utah Character Education Action Research Projects.
Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.
This booklet contains a synopsis of eight action research projects undertaken by educators from various Utah public schools presented at a series of workshops. Twenty-seven educators representing 19 schools, 9 school districts, and the Utah State Office of Education (USOE) attended the series of 4 full-day workshops held during October, February, April, and June of the 1999-2000 school year. The participants were elementary and secondary teachers, principals, parents, counselors, district coordinators, and the character education specialist for the state. They identified research topics related to character education and learned how to conduct interviews, develop surveys, collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative data, prepare a report or presentation, and use the action research results to modify their character education initiatives. Projects delineated in the booklet after a note from the USOE Character Education Specialist, are: "Improving Character Education Initiatives through Action Research" (Jennifer S. Johns); "Faculty and Student Perceptions of School" (John Burton and Others); "Parent Perceptions of Academic and Character Education Program" (Mike Madeo); "Character Traits and Expectations" (Jennifer Mortensen); "Improving Reading Instruction in the Middle School" (Rosanne Markham); "Teacher Implementation of Community of Caring in Curriculum and School Environment" (Chris Campbell Gremler); "Student Council Character Education Action Plan" (Cris Labrum); "Character Development Action Research Forums" (Becky Cox); and "Character Education in the Classroom" (Bob Wood and Others). A complete list of Action Research Workshop participants is included. (BT)
Descriptors: Action Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Development, Public Schools, Social Studies, Student Attitudes, Student Development, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Researchers
Utah State Office of Education, 250 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111. Tel: 801-538-7500; Fax: 801-538-7521; Web site: http://www.usoe.k12.ut.us. For full text: http://www.usoe.k12.ut.us/curr/char_ed/CEAPReport.pdf.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.
Identifiers - Location: Utah