Documentation, Character Education Inquiry Tests

Documentation, Character Education Inquiry Tests

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Between 1924 and 1927, Mark A. May and the Reverend Hugh Hartshorne conducted the Character Education Inquiry under the direction of E.L. Thorndike. This resulted in three volumes on the empirical nature of moral behavior among school children called the Character Education Inquiry. This folder has tests that include both drafts and final versions of the character education inquiry tests. Some of these tests are marked and have notations written on them. The collection includes a variety of “Forms” (for example A, B, C or 14 and 20, and 27). Subjects of the tests include moral knowledge, duties, causes, arithmetic, consequences and foresight, good manners and attitudes. They are not dated.
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Object Name
Sheets, Set Of
date made
ca 1924-1927
May, Mark A.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 2.5 cm x 23 cm x 29.1 cm; 31/32 in x 9 1/16 in x 11 15/32 in
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of William W. May
Psychological Tests
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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