ERIC Number: ED345978
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
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Attitudes of Social Studies Teachers toward the Teaching of Values.
Cangemi, JoAnn; Aucoin, Linda
This document contains a study that was designed to examine the attitudes of fourth, fifth, and sixth grade social studies teachers in the public schools of an eight-parish area of southeast Louisiana regarding the teaching of certain selected values. A survey composed of 17 selected statements was mailed to the teachers. The 17 statements included: "The 'right' set of values is a matter of perspective and no one set of values should be taught," and "The development of sensitivity to the need to eliminate prejudice and stereotyping from our society should be an integral part of any social studies class." Based on the findings of the study, a number of recommendations are made, including the recommendations that: school systems should provide more in-service training in values education for their teachers, and researchers should continue to study avenues for teaching elementary social studies teachers how to incorporate values education into their classes. The 17 statements included in the survey are appended, as is a 9-item list of references. (DB)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Educational Research, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Intermediate Grades, Social Studies, Student Educational Objectives, Teacher Attitudes, Values Education
JoAnn Cangemi, Nicholls State University, P.O. Box 2050, Thibodaux, LA 70310.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Louisiana; Social Studies Teachers