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Heartwood Ethics Curriculum/An Ethics Curriculum for Children
Character Education

An Ethics Curriculum for Children was found to have no discernible effects on behavior or on knowledge, attitudes, and values.

An Ethics Curriculum for Children, a read-aloud literature-based curriculum, aims to teach elementary school students seven universal attributes of good character. Lessons and home assignments are organized around multicultural stories. The program activities are designed to connect the experiences of characters in the stories to students’ own lives. Optional parts of the Heartwood Ethics Curriculum for Children also include integration of character education themes across curricular topics and parental notification and involvement.


study that met standards out of
eligible study reviewed
Effectiveness Rating Grades Evidence Tier
Behavior No discernible effects 1-6
Knowledge, attitudes, & values No discernible effects 1-6

Last Updated: September 2006

Delivery Method

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Whole Class




Midwest, Northeast
Note: This summary only includes data from studies that reported sample information. The Intervention Report may include evidence from other studies that met standards, but did not report sample information.

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This intervention report was prepared for the WWC by American Institutes for Research under contract ED-02-CO-0022.

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