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School Board of Broward County
Character Across the Curriculum and Beyond

Contact Information: Amalio Nieves, Project Director
School Board of Broward County
600 SE Third Avenue, 7th floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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Grant Period: 2006-2010
Amount Requested $1,513,766 for a four-year project

Program Description
Broward County’s Character Across the Curriculum and Beyond project will develop and integrate character education curriculum into reading, language arts, social studies and science content areas to transform school culture. The Character Education Coach and School Character Education Coordinators will design and provide ongoing professional development and implementation support. The Community Facilitator will organize student-led service clubs, peer-to-peer instruction, and actively engage parents as partners. The project intervention will serve approximately 11,360 students in grades 6-8, 960 staff members and 2,000 parents in eight middle schools.

Goals and Objectives

  • To reduce disciplinary offenses and increase student achievement
  • To increase student feelings of safety and acceptance to transform the school culture to foster a more nurturing school community
  • To engage students as active partners in character education through student-led service clubs and peer-to-peer instruction to reinforce character development and put core character traits into action
  • To actively engage parents as partners in the character education initiative through activities, training and outreach, and through the use of translators and translations in several languages

Evaluation Design
Broward County will use a quasi-experimental design with eight intervention schools and eight control schools. The Nowicki-Strickland Internal-External Control Scale for Children and the Personal Teacher Efficacy Scale will be used for data collection.

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Last Modified: 11/08/2011