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ERIC Number: ED551841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 103
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2678-3632-8
The Effects of Character Education in South Carolina's Secondary Schools
Phipps, Jonathan D.
ProQuest LLC, D.Ed. Dissertation, Capella University
The purpose of this study is to shed light on the use of Character Education in South Carolina's public high schools. Every high school in South Carolina is given a yearly survey from the South Carolina Department of Education that deals with both character education and violence in the school. This quantitative study used public accessed data, this study measured the relationship between high schools' use of character education and the number of suspensions and expulsion rates for violent and or criminal offenses in the school. Of the 210 South Carolina high schools 105 high schools were selected to provide the data for this study. The relationship between the level of character education implementation and the number of violent and or criminal offenses was tested by using the Pearson r correlation test. The data was collected from the 2008, 2009, 2010, and the 2011 school years. During all four school years, the correlation results were too small to establish a relationship between these two variables. Knowledge gained from this study provides information on whether character education programs used at the secondary level in South Carolina impact student discipline. With the current academic accountability mandates, this study can assist in determining the merit of teaching character education. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Carolina