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Contact: Curt Eriksmoen
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
Box 5036
Fargo, ND 58105–5036
(701) 231–6062

Community of Character Education Sites Across a Distance

Application Number: R215V990018
Project Period: 7/1/99–6/30/03
FY 1999 Award: $350,000
FY 2000 Award: $250,000
FY 2001 Award: $200,000
FY 2002 Award: $200,000

This project involves the three largest school districts in North Dakota, each consisting of medium and small sized schools, school consortiums, Native American schools, extension and continuing education, and Instructional Technology Services at North Dakota State University. The partnership schools constitutes between 20 and 25 percent of the K–12 students in the state. All entities endorsed the "Eleven Principles of Effective Character Education."

Project goals include:

  • establishing local coalitions to embrace a common philosophy that supports the character education traits of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, justice and fairness, caring and civic virtue, and citizenship;
  • establishing an active statewide coalition of stakeholders to provide leadership for local program implementation;
  • training teachers and community members for a comprehensive character education effort;
  • establishing a character education network among partner schools;
  • establishing and maintaining a clearinghouse of information and resources called the Character Education Collection within the existing North Dakota Learning Resource Center to coordinate, provide, and disseminate character education information;
  • evaluating curriculum needs and integrating character education curriculum using the content standards; and
  • developing a diversity component for character education to support education efforts with North Dakota's minority populations. Materials will include emphasis on traditions for Native Americans, our largest minority.

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