ERIC Number: ED053995
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Publication Date: 1969
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Ross Educational Philosophical Inventory (REPI).
The introduction to the manual states that the purpose of this test is to determine a person's philosophy and measure the strength to which it is held. This is accomplished by quantifying and weighing responses to metaphysical, epistemological, and axiological statements taken from the philosophical systems of idealism, realism, pragmatism, and existentialism. The emphasis in this inventory is on educational philosophy. The statements deal primarily with microscopic educational beliefs about reality, knowledge, and values, as opposed to macroscopic attitudes toward children, teaching, and school. Other sections of the manual discuss the rationale of the inventory, how it was constructed, how to administer, score, and interpret it. The inventory itself consists of directions and 80 items, or 20 for each of the four philosophical systems. Strong agreement with all items would result in a score of 40 for each philosophy. The means for 652 randomly selected undergraduate and graduate education students were: idealism, -3.05; realism, -3.44; pragmatism, +11.36; and, existentialism, +9.87. (Author/DJB)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Beliefs, Educational Attitudes, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Epistemology, Measurement Instruments, Philosophy, Student Characteristics, Teacher Characteristics, Values
Dr. Colvin Ross, School of Education U-33, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 06268 (Specimen Set, $1.95)
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Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs. School of Education.