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Teaching Kids to Care: A Needs-Based Intervention to Increase Ethical Sensitivity in Schools
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, Johns Hopkins University, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Washington, DC ISBN 978-1-939797-29-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

Character education programming is gaining popularity in America’s schools as one possible way to raise an intelligent and caring generation of students. However, many schools fail to allocate time, money, and resources to such initiatives. The present study examined the impact of an ethical sensitivity intervention in a religiously affiliated independent school. A self-report Likert scale and analytic rubric were used to measure development of different sub-skills of ethical sensitivity in fourth and fifth grade students (N = 25) before and after the intervention over a two-month period. Results suggest that degree of ethical sensitivity increased over the course of the intervention.

Citation

Friedman, R. (2017). Teaching Kids to Care: A Needs-Based Intervention to Increase Ethical Sensitivity in Schools. In J. Johnston (Ed.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2017 (pp. 481-484). Washington, DC: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 17, 2019 from .

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