WWC Summary of Evidence for this Intervention

Lessons in Character

Lessons in Character is designed to promote elementary and middle school students’ knowledge about core character education values and, through that knowledge, shape children’s positive behaviors and support academic success. It consists of 24 lessons organized around weekly themes, writing activities, and class projects. Teachers introduce the theme with a story that shows a value in action; students then engage that topic with a variety of activities. The program also includes daily oral language development and weekly writing assignments, optional parts of the program’s implementation.

Reviewed Research

September 2006
 
Outcome
domain
Effectiveness
rating
Studies meeting standards Grades
examined
Students Improvement
index
Academic achievement Potentially positive effects 1 study meets standards 4 140
 
 
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Dietsch, B., & Bayha, J. L. (2005) 4 140
 
 
16
Behavior No discernible effects 1 study meets standards 4 140 --
Dietsch, B., & Bayha, J. L. (2005) 4 140 --
Knowledge, attitudes, & values Potentially positive effects 2 studies meet standards 4-5 433
 
 
6
DeVargas, R. C. (1998) 5 61 --
Dietsch, B., & Bayha, J. L. (2005) 4 372
 
 
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