ERIC Number: ED033020
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Value Implications in Children's Reading Material.
Ozmon, Howard A., Jr.; Johnson, Joseph C., II
An investigation was made of the values found in children's basal readers from grades 1 through 3. These values were then each classified by student and professor judges in terms of a particular philosophy of education, either Perennialism, Essentialism, Progressivism, Reconstructionism, or Existentialism. A factor analysis was also undertaken in order to identify specific behavioral modes as indicated by a mathematical grouping of the identified values. Over one-third of the values found in children's readers were classified as Progressive in nature, and approximately one-fourth as Existential in nature. The remaining values were distributed rather evenly among the remaining philosophies of Perennialism, Essentialism, and Reconstructionism. Tables and references are included. (Author/CM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Univ., Charlottesville.