ERIC Number: ED193315
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
A Validation Study of a Teachers' Global Perspective Values Scale. Technical Report.
Silvernail, David L.
The purposes of the study were to design a Future World Perspective Values Scale, test the validity and reliability of the scale, and collect data on teachers' and students' values. The scale was designed to measure the four value constructs of selective economic growth, adaptive technology, international cooperation, and world economic justice. Factor analysis indicated that 28 scale items were valid measures of the four value constructs. Additionally, all four factors were found to be reliabile. Descriptive data was collected on a sample of pre-service and in-service teachers, and high school students. Results showed that the teachers and students accepted future world perspective values, but students to a lesser degree than teachers. There was a significant difference between scale scores of the teachers and students. Further analysis of responses revealed that teachers and students are generally supportive of selective economic growth, international cooperation and world economic equity values. Both groups expressed mixed views with respect to adaptive technological values. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Southern Maine, Gorham.