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ERIC Number: ED096249
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Pages: 78
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A Look at Elementary School Teachers' Values.
Jenkins, Charles G.; And Others
This study identifies similarities in the value hierarchies of elementary school teachers in four desegregated schools to determine if an inservice workshop in value clarification significantly changed the value characteristics of teachers, according to their rank ordering on the Rokeach Value Survey. Four Tempe, Arizona schools held three 45-minute workshops after school for three consecutive weeks. Activities included a pretest, a review of individual pretests as well as a group comparison, and a posttest. Results indicated elementary school teachers have similar values, but they are different from those of community leaders. Results of the data analysis suggest it may be possible to change teachers' values through cognitive dissonance on the ranking of the value terms"freedom" and "equality." Teachers in two out of three schools tested showed significant change in their ranking of the value term "freedom" after an inservice workshop that included the pointing out of a dissonance relationship between where the teachers ranked "freedom" and "equality." Further study is recommended. (PD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Rokeach Value Survey