The PSCEP Pilot Program was instituted as a way to introduce
Solution Character Education Program into
areas it had not previously been tried. We have had
tremendous feedback from the educators who have used our
Pilot Program in their classrooms.
We are pleased to announce the results of
the Pilot Program. The results are based on 119
participating schools where
the Peaceful Solution Character Education Program
(PSCEP) was taught for 7 weeks.
The Pilot Program was conducted in three
1. The first stage was a Pre-Test of
ten questions that was used to ascertain the social
behavior of the students prior to the 7 week
intervention. These questions had the possible responses
of Almost Never, Seldom, Sometimes, Often, Almost
Always. The questions were phrased to reflect a
positive character behavior. The results of this
Pre-Test are shown on the chart in blue.
2. Next, the students were taught
Solution Character Education Program. This
intervention was a seven-week curriculum of seven
lessons that introduced the students to the main themes
of Ownership, Respect, The Importance of Asking,
Self-control, and Do Not Steal. The
lessons were selected from the full program of the 35
3. Lastly, after the completion of
the seven-week intervention, the students were given the
Post Test of the same ten questions that they had
answered in the Pre-Test. Again, these questions had the
possible responses of Almost Never, Seldom,
Sometimes, Often, Almost Always. The results of the
Post-Test are shown on the chart in red.
Grades Pilot Program Results Based on 119 Participating
For every question, the results of the Post-Test showed an
improvement in positive social behavior. The initial
feedback from the 119 participating schools was encouraging.
Several schools have asked for the full year's program as
they were impressed with the Pilot Program results.
Based on the positive results of the seven-week Pilot
Program, it is predicted that with long term teaching and
practicing of the PSCEP, students could experience lifetime
positive character changes to the benefit of themselves and
society as a whole.
We have included some of their comments
are easy to implement and the students liked the
songs. Not enough time for us to implement.
are great. The students liked it.
The tapes with
the songs are great. The students liked singing
along. Easy to follow lessons. Need more lessons.
concepts, straight forward, easy to understand. I
liked it all!
important character traits. Additional lessons to
lessons on specific behavioral character.
I like the
activities. They are good conversation starters. I
also like the progression.
approach, high interest.
topics. What topics are available in the full set of
examples, situations, all enjoyable, interesting. A
lessons dealing with common situations.
It's not too
time consuming. Teachers have an extreme amount of
paper work to do on a daily basis already.
Therefore, any extra programs can pile up and not be
structure and routine in learning character traits.
enforcing good behavior.
exercises and examples of practicing good behavior
getting children to understand ownership and respect
for things that do not belong to them
awareness of ownership and showing respect for
show actual people's stories about how violence
changed their lives. My students talked about their
stories for days after seeing the video.
gave great advice and ways to work toward peaceful
solutions. Should be done weekly throughout the
The film and
discussions help the students relate to problems
they may be having socially and may help shy
our young people is the most important tool to
increasing the welfare of our schools.
sheets give good visual insights to students.
Lessons in how
to solve problems.
simple, easy to do, do not take much preparation.
Students could relate to stories and activities.
Liked the poems.
are clearly stated, activities are easily
understood, additional activities given.
is presented in a way that captures the students'
interest. Students really enjoyed the lessons.
students can relate to.
student to think of consequences before acting out.
I feel that the PSCEP is a very good all-around
of the classroom behaviors showed some improvement.
The use of realistic situations to teach peaceful
solution to a specific problem.
children to respect other people in a way that they
understood. I would like to do this at the beginning
of the school year, then again at the end.
The poems and
songs instilled more of an interest since these are
3rd grade children. They always need a variety of
to take responsibility for their actions; variety of
activities that are on their level.
are very meaningful in today's world.
issues that are very important.
It has good
information and is easy to teach.
are easy to teach.
enrichment activities, tape lessons and what I have
learned assessment sheet. Behavioral changes: I
noticed some student's attitudes on values and
personality traits improving and they are more aware
of other people's feelings.
children right and wrong of life solutions. I didn't
see any weak points with the program. I think all of
the lessons were quite helpful.
I like the way
they present different strategies for solving
problems in a peaceful way.
covers a lot of areas that are very important in
developing a better individual. I have enjoyed
teaching the content of the program. Each section
has information that was educational.
children how to respect themselves and others.
cards and stories.