Building Schools of Character: A Case-Study Investigation of Character Education's Impact on School Climate, Pupil Behavior, and Curriculum Delivery

White, Robert and Warfa, Nasir (2011) Building Schools of Character: A Case-Study Investigation of Character Education's Impact on School Climate, Pupil Behavior, and Curriculum Delivery. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41 (1). pp. 45-60. ISSN 0021-9029

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1559-1816.2010.00701.x

Abstract

Within an action research framework, this investigation used a mixed-method case-study approach to investigate what impact character education has on school climate and pupil behavior within a primary school situated in an Education Action Zone of East Anglia, England. Both quantitative and qualitative data sets suggest that the implementation of a multicomponent socioculturally inspired character-education program can have positive effects on school climate, pupil behavior, and staff morale. In addition, the findings indicate that there is a positive effect on the school's ability to meet the social, emotional, and cognitive needs of pupils following the implementation of a whole-school prosocial development program rooted in empirical evidence from psychological and educational research.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C800 Psychology
L300 Sociology
X200 Research and Study Skills in Education
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Health, Community and Education Studies > Education and Lifelong Learning
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Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2011 11:00
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2015 09:06
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3763

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