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ERIC Number: ED511774
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 178
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 146
Survey of Outcomes Measurement in Research on Character Education Programs. NCEE 2009-006
Person, Ann E.; Moiduddin, Emily; Hague-Angus, Megan; Malone, Lizabeth M.
National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance
Character education programs are school-based programs that have as one of their objectives promoting the character development of students. This report systematically examines the outcomes that were measured in evaluations of a delimited set of character education programs and the research tools used for measuring the targeted outcomes. The multi-faceted nature of character development and many possible ways of conceptualizing it, the large and growing number of school-based programs to promote character development, and the relative newness of efforts to evaluate character education programs using rigorous research methods all combine to make the selection or development of measures relevant to the evaluation of these programs especially challenging. This report is a step toward creating a resource that can inform measure selection for conducting rigorous, cost effective studies of character education programs. The report, however, does not provide comprehensive information on all measures or types of measures, guidance on specific measures, or recommendations on specific measures. Appendices include: (1) Program Tables; and (2) Constructs Measured for 36 Selected Programs. (Contains 92 tables, 3 figures, and 9 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (ED)
IES Funded: Yes