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ERIC Number: ED493438
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep-8
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Facing History and Ourselves. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report
What Works Clearinghouse
"Facing History and Ourselves" aims to promote core character education values and to help middle and high school students develop moral reasoning skills. Students examine historical events, in particular the events that led to World War II and the Holocaust. Teachers participate in professional development seminars and apply the content and approaches to their own teaching or school program. "Facing History and Ourselves" also includes schoolwide components (such as guest speakers and videos), an optional part of the program evaluated. One study of "Facing History and Ourselves" met the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) evidence standards with reservations. The study, which included approximately 350 middle school students attending school in the northeast, examined results on students' behavior and knowledge, attitudes, and values. The program implementation evaluated in this study did not include schoolwide components. "Facing History and Ourselves" was found to have no discernible effects on behavior and knowledge, attitudes, and values. Appended are: (1) Study Characteristics: Schultz, Barr, & Selman, 2001 (quasi-experimental design); (2) Outcome Measures in the Behavior Domain; (3) Outcome Measures in the Knowledge, Attitudes, and Values Domain; (4) Summary of Study Findings Included in the Rating for the Behavior Domain; (5) Summary of Study Findings included in the Rating for the Knowledge, Attitudes, and Values Domain; (6) Rating for the Behavior Domain; and (7) Rating for the Knowledge, Attitudes, and Values Domain. (Contains 6 footnotes.) [This publication was produced by the What Works Clearinghouse. The following study is reviewed in this intervention report: Schultz, H. L., Barr, D. J., & Selman, R. L. (2001). The value of a developmental approach to evaluating character development programmes: An ongoing study of Facing History and Ourselves. "Journal of Moral Education," 30, 3-25.]
What Works Clearinghouse, 2277 Research Boulevard, MS 6M, Rockville, MD 20850. Web site: http://www.whatworks.ed.gov/.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes