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Positive Action
Character Education

Positive Action was found to have positive effects on elementary school students' behavior and academic achievement.

Positive Action, at its core, teaches the philosophy that you feel good about yourself when you do positive actions and there is always a positive way to do everything. It is illustrated by the the Thoughts-Actions-Feelings about self Circle where positive thoughts lead to positive actions, which in turn lead to positive feelings about oneself. It also teaches the positive actions for physical, intellectual, social and emotional areas—the whole self. It is a Pre-K-12 school-based program that aims to promote good behavior while disrupting problem behaviors, improves academics, and develops social-emotional and character skills while improving mental and physical health and self-concept. Lessons are scripted and use a wide variety of strategies: classroom discussion, role-play, games, songs, journals, manipulatives and activity sheets and text booklets.

Findings

2
studies that met standards out of
5
eligible studies reviewed
Outcome Domain Effectiveness Rating Grades Improvement Index
Academic achievement Potentially positive effects K-6
 
 
14
Behavior Positive effects K-6
 
 
19

Last Updated: April 2007

Race

Asian
33%
Black
1%
Native American
1%
Pacific Islander
41%
White
15%

Ethnicity

Hispanic
2%
Not Hispanic
98%

Free & Reduced-Price Lunch

59%

Delivery Method

whole class icon
School

Locations

HI
South, West
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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