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ERIC Number: ED389446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
Pages: 103
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-86003-013-0
Understanding Values Education in the Primary School. The Scottish Council for Research in Education Research Report Series.
Powney, Janet; And Others
This study of values education was conducted in primary schools in Scotland between April 1993 and April 1995. The study: (1) explored the kinds of values implicitly and explicitly taught; (2) investigated teachers', pupils', and parents' perceptions of values education; (3) explored the ways value education occurs; and (4) sought to raise awareness of these ways. Data collection consisted of initial in-depth studies of values education in five primary schools and a postal survey with teachers and headteachers in a sample of Scottish primary schools. The in-depth studies included interviews and discussions with teachers and administrators, classroom observations, and analysis of student writings. The postal survey was designed to explore issues emerging from the in-depth studies. Results include the following: (1) there was considerable consensus among school staff over the values they wished to impart upon their students; (2) most staff and parents saw values education as being the primary responsibility of the parents, not the school; (3) headteachers generally saw it as their role to establish a policy and tone for values education; and (4) values were defined in broad terms, including caring, self-esteem, cooperation, respect, and consideration. (Contains 84 references and a technical appendix describing methodology.) (JW)
The Scottish Council for Research in Education, 15 St. John Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8JR, Scotland, United Kingdom (9 British Pounds).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Gordon Cook Foundation (Scotland).
Authoring Institution: Scottish Council for Research in Education, Edinburgh.
Identifiers: Moral Education; Scotland