Elementary School Character Education Curriculum Research Proposal by Nicky

Elementary School Character Education Curriculum
Presents a research proposal to study the attitudes of elementary school teachers regarding the character education curriculum.
# 148978 | 16,495 words | 29 sources | APA | 2011 | US

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This paper is a research proposal that hypothesizes about the attitudes of teachers towards implementing character education programs in elementary schools and on the overall approach that most elementary teacher currently have when implementing the character education programs in both the for-profit elementary institutions and the non-for-profit elementary institutions. Next, the author reports an extensive literature review centered around the use of cooperative work groups (CWG) and the instruction of interpersonal abilities. The paper concludes with another extensive literature review of research methodology in general and suggestions of how this research will be executed.

Table of Contents:
Characteristics Developed for Civic Contributions of Students
Financial Proportion of For-Profit and Non-Profit Elementary Institution
Standard of Job Opportunities after Graduation
Aims and Objectives behind For-Profit Educational Institutions
Aims and Objectives behind Non-Profit Educational Institution
Criterion of Admission
Education Standards
Literature Review
Cooperative Work Groups (CWG)
Preparing a Component of CWG
The Execution of a Successful CWG
Financial allocation and Character Education
The Nature and Purpose of Communication in the Character Education Curriculum
Obstacles to Communication in an elementary character education setting
Solutions for the Character Development Problems
Designing and Implementing Cooperative Work Groups (CWG)
Instruction of the Interpersonal Abilities
Constructive Inter-Reliance
Individual Responsibility
Group Management
The Research Process
Research Philosophy
Research Approach
Research Strategy
Time Horizons and Research Type
Data Collection Methods
Primary Data Collection
The Questionnaire
The Interviews
Sample Description
Data Quality Issues
Analyzing the Data
Interview and Questionnaire

From the Paper:

"The teachers also have to keep a close eye on the accurate performance of the character development experienced by the students. All individual roles that the students take and act on have to be taken seriously by the entire group at all times. This might be difficult for the students initially but the teachers have to make sure that they develop the character and the skills to engage their teammates at all times during the performance of a task. Furthermore, the teachers should always keep an open mind about mistakes or bad decisions even on their parts. CWG is a new concept and its application might prove to be difficult within the domain of character education but with time both the teachers and the students will be able to develop their traits and skills needed to excel within the CWG setting and learn more and efficiently from it."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Abourjilie, Charlie. (2000) Developing character for classroom success: strategies to increase responsibility, achievement, and motivation in secondary students. Chapel Hill, NC: Character Development Group, Inc.
  • Aranha, Mary Curtis. (2002). A good place to be: A leadership guide for making your vision a reality...within your school, within your classroom, within your family, within your heart. Port Chester, NY: Dude Publishing, a division of National Professional Resources.
  • Banas, Sharon L. (2001). Caring messages for the school year: 40 weeks of daily discussion ideas on character. Chapel Hill, NC: Character Development Group, Inc.
  • Borba, Michele. (2001). Building moral intelligence: The seven essential virtues that teach kids to do the right thing. (Ages 3-15). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Bouma, G. D. (2002). The research process. 4th Ed. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

Cite this Research Proposal:

APA Format

Elementary School Character Education Curriculum (2011, November 16) Retrieved March 04, 2024, from https://www.academon.com/research-proposal/elementary-school-character-education-curriculum-148978/

MLA Format

"Elementary School Character Education Curriculum" 16 November 2011. Web. 04 March. 2024. <https://www.academon.com/research-proposal/elementary-school-character-education-curriculum-148978/>