ERIC Number: ED052119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
Reference Count: 0
Education in Moral Values in Michigan: A Report on a Survey.
Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.
This report is based on a questionnaire, on the subject of education in moral values, sent to all of the school superintendents of the state. The four open-ended questions included on the questionnaire were designed to elicit from the superintendents statements concerning what their schools are currently doing in regard to education in this crucial area, as well as what they feel the needs are for improving approaches. Of the 552 school districts in the state at the time of mailing, 269 questionnaires were returned, these were submitted to a content analysis, whereby the researcher tabulated numbers of responses in certain areas to roughly estimate the frequency of certain ideas. These patterns and trends were indicated: 1) moral aspects of education belong in all aspects of the curriculum; 2) educators in small communities tend to feel the problems of morality are more severe in large cities; 3) moral values should be especially stressed in social studies, English, and home economics classes; 4) teacher must set moral examples; and, 5) teacher training programs must stress moral values as an area of educational concern. (Author/AWW)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.