Character Education and School Climate

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Character Education and School Climate was a qualitative study which used the thoughts and ideas of third, fourth, and fifth graders from two rural Northwest Wisconsin elementary schools over the past five years. The students reported on their feelings regarding school, including what they liked and what they would change. Their answers to those questions were studied for common themes taught during character education lessons. Results of this study emphasize the importance of creating and maintaining a positive school climate by providing students with a direct education of character traits.


Presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Education Degree in the College of Education and Human Service Professions, University of Minnesota Duluth, 2010
Committee names: Randy Hyman (Chair), Diane Rauschenfels. This item has been modified from the original to redact the signatures present.

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Thompson, Lori. (2010). Character Education and School Climate. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy,

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