ERIC Number: ED114817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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The Responses of Six Adolescents to Value Situations in Selected Short Stories: A Case Study of the Valuing Process.
Platek, Theresa F.
The primary concern of this study was the observable aspects of the valuing process as that process becomes apparent in adolescents' expressed responses to short stories. A secondary concern was to determine to what degree the reading of fiction facilitates the valuing process and to conjecture about the benefit of value strategies for teaching literature. The case study method, incorporating analysis of the written and oral responses elicited from nine short stories and adapted versions of Sidney Simon's value-sheet and Lawrence Kohlberg's moral dilemma approach, and observations in restricted environments were employed to collect data. Six adolescents participated in the ten-week study. It was discovered that the valuing process while reading short stories can be divided into five stages: two of which are responsible for prompting and continuing the process, and three of which occur during the valuing process. This study suggests that both the value-sheet and the moral dilemma situation should be employed in the teaching of literature since both stimulate thinking about literature and involve students in valuing in unique ways. (Author/MKM)
Descriptors: Bibliotherapy, Case Studies, Critical Reading, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Research, Literature, Moral Values, Secondary Education, Short Stories, Values, Values Clarification
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, State University of New York at Buffalo