ERIC Number: EJ784968
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Reference Count: 0
School Personnel Educating the Whole Child: Impact of Character Education on Teachers' Self-Assessment and Student Development
Chang, Florence; Munoz, Marco A.
Journal of Personnel Evaluation in Education, v19 n1-2 p35-49 Jun 2006
There is an increasing interest in linking character education programs with social and academic outcomes. The Child Development Project (CDP) is a character education program that promotes academic and social growth in teachers and students. This theory-driven evaluation employed a quasi-experimental design with matched control schools. School personnel participated in an intensive professional development process to learn the CDP model. Performance measures included state-mandated achievement measures, teacher self-assessment reports, and student attitudes and outcomes. Results yielded support for the CDP model as a strategy to improve social and, if properly implemented, cognitive outcomes in students; the model also improved teacher self-assessment and provided information that may facilitate professional growth about school collegiality. Implications for policy and practice will be discussed.
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Values Education, School Personnel, Collegiality, Child Development, Faculty Development, Social Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
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