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2011

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Decision Making

Loyola University Chicago

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A Meeting Of Character: An Examination Of Teaching Social, Brannon Terese Aiello Jan 2011

A Meeting Of Character: An Examination Of Teaching Social, Brannon Terese Aiello

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The study's purpose was to examine student and teacher perceptions of classroom meetings by using the lessons in Social Decision Making/Social Problem Solving (SDM/SPS)--as prescribed by Elias and Butler (2005). The research problem determined whether SDM/SPS lessons taught in classroom meetings were a good strategy to teach character education.

The study quantitatively measured participant perceptions of classroom meetings regarding the classroom environment while implementing the character education program SDM/SPS. First, students' perceptions of classroom meetings, where their classroom teacher teaches SMD/SPS lessons within the context of classroom meetings, were quantitatively measured using a ...