College for Professional Studies
Master of Education
School of Education and Counseling
Thesis - Open Access
Number of Pages
This country is suffering from a values vacuum, clearly evidenced by the increase in youth violence, as revealed in this researcher's review of literature in Chapter 2. The purpose of this project was to facilitate elementary school educators in their critical need for the implementation of character education in their classrooms. To address the need for positive character education and development, this researcher developed a 6 week literature based curricular unit. The project was designed to provide Grades 1-3 educators with six introductory lessons and strategies for the integration of each of six core character traits throughout core curriculum. Further, to promote parental involvement, parent letters were provided which included specific examples for character reinforcement at home. The review of literature conducted by this researcher revealed that when students are taught in a supportive environment which promotes positive character traits, maximum teaching and learning can take place.
Date of Award
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Marshall, Jamie, "Character Education Instruction Integrated Through Literature in Elementary Classrooms" (2006). Student Publications. 408.