Date of Award
College of Liberal Arts
Type of Degree
Michael W. Corrigan
This thesis evaluates and critiques a federal research grant on character education initiatives in Appalachia. In order to do so, 1) This thesis addresses the evolution of the term “character” from Classical times to contemporary applications, while building toward the definitions, validity and current practices in character education and how it relates to Appalachians, 2) This thesis presents the challenges and upsides of developing character education curricula in Appalachia and how outside perceptions and stereotypes impact the people within, and 3) This thesis examines and interacts with original qualitative and quantitative data from the research grant.
Moral education - Appalachian Region.
Education - Appalachian Region.
Cline, Kevin A., "The Disparate Americans: A Qualitative Analysis of Appalachians, Character, and Character Education in Appalachia" (2009). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 316.