ERIC Number: ED328520
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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Value Orientation--A New Emphasis for Teacher Education in Higher Education for the 1990s.
Ukah, Matthias O.
Teacher education institutions in Nigeria play an important role in meeting the demands for positive value orientation. Value orientation is described as the inculcation of moral and ethical values that can establish a distinction between right and wrong, good and bad, truth and falsehood, and justice and injustice in social relations. It is assumed that value orientation is a factor in teacher effectiveness. Criticism is leveled at the present higher education system for failing to meet the challenges of social problems in the country. It is emphasized that teacher education must make students value conscious as a prerequisite for an orderly society. The paper examines current societal ills which have rendered education impotent in checking the spread of disorder in the social system. In discussing the process of value clarification as a teacher's major responsibility, it is pointed out that more attention must be given to value orientation in the curricular offerings of institutions of higher education. (JD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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