Education K-12 M.A.

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Year Approved


First Advisor

Silmser, Lisa

Second Reader

Nathan Elliott


By studying a number of key factors in the promotion of character education core values at schools across Western countries, this research aimed to focus on providing an in-depth view of how Chinese character education principles been studied and modified, that have been implemented in different level of schools and discuss its future prospects. It seeks to explore why the new reformed curriculum requires the teaching materials be contemporary and back to the nature of education. In promoting character education in some specific elementary schools, this paper analyzes the challenges and difficulties faced in Chinese schools, and suggests improvement methods. The optimal goal of this study is to assure character education teaching materials should match with the teaching strategies in a variety of ways and blended with a rich mixture of real-life examples of moral education, including but not limiting to a comprehensive courses such as social, historical, and geographical knowledge on the basis of character education. In sum, the study is included as followed: development process and implement strategies for character education should be integrate with school-based curriculum, formal and extra-curriculum. The leadership of principals, teachers, and communities are the foundation of character education to support a persistent and endure the success of character moral education.

Degree Name

Education K-12 M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis