ERIC Number: ED086408
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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A Study of Value Orientations of Teachers and School Administrators in Selected Innovative and Traditional Schools in Southern Appalachia.
Vickery, Richard Donald
The study measured the value orientations of school administrators, secondary teachers, teachers in traditional elementary schools, and teachers in innovative elementary schools in Southern Appalachia, along a continuum from Traditional to Emergent, using Differential Values Inventory (DVI) as the source of differentiation. The total administrative sample was 39. The innovative elementary teacher sample consisted of 110 teachers in 5 schools; the other elementary sample consisted of 110 teachers from 5 traditional schools. The samples were contacted by site visits. The results of this study placed administrators further toward the Emergent end of the continuum than teachers, and innovative school administrators and teachers further toward the Emergent than traditional elementary teachers, secondary teachers, and other administrators. Implications for future research listed 8 questions that were raised; e.g., are the conclusions of this study, which confirm the Spindler and Getzel hypotheses of a shift in American core values as reflected by scores on the DVI, correct? (FF)
Descriptors: Administrators, Analysis of Variance, Comparative Analysis, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Elementary School Teachers, Research Projects, Rural Education, School Personnel, Secondary School Teachers, Statistical Studies, Tables (Data), Values
Inter-Library Loan, West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va.
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Identifiers - Location: Tennessee; Virginia