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dc.contributor.advisor Fowler, Leah
dc.contributor.author Tuff, Lone
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-24T19:44:53Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-24T19:44:53Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/1306
dc.description ix, 95 leaves ; 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract This study explores teachers’ understanding of character education, their perceived role in curriculum development, implementation effectiveness, and their teaching practices. This two-part investigation surveys teachers from two schools, followed by an interview process with six of those participants. The school staffs of one elementary school and one elementary-junior-high school were surveyed to provide a general overview of teacher understanding of expectations, their knowledge of character traits identified in the curriculum goals of their Board of Education, and opinions about how their current teaching practice addresses the development of character. The interview data provided indepth information about teacher interpretation of character by their Western Canadian urban Public Board, details about their current teaching practices, including techniques and strategies incorporated, and their feelings about how character education should be taught in the school. The research revealed that teachers were generally unaware of the board’s curriculum expectations of the 11 character traits to be taught in school. There were mixed responses about who was responsible for teaching character: Some felt the responsibility was on the parents, while others felt it should be all adults. The study found that teachers were, in fact, currently teaching and assessing students on many of the traits identified as being significant as part of the hidden, lived curriculum. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, c2009 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education) en_US
dc.subject Moral education -- Alberta en_US
dc.subject Moral education -- Study and teaching -- Alberta en_US
dc.subject Character -- Study and teaching -- Alberta en_US
dc.subject Values -- Study and teaching -- Alberta en_US
dc.subject Education -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Alberta en_US
dc.subject Curriculum planning -- Alberta en_US
dc.subject Teacher participation in curriculum planning -- Alberta en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Teacher perception of character education en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Education en_US

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