ERIC Number: ED330110
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
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Values Education: A Developmental Strategy.
Tuck, Kathy D.
Current societal problems and increasing pressures on youth has prompted school systems to infuse values education into the curriculum. Information pertaining to the development and hierarchy of values in students is highly sought after. A random sample of 2,342 students in grades 4-12 were administered the Survey of Values addressing six domains: educational; moral; social; spiritual; cultural; and self. Administrators, teachers and support staff were given similar surveys. The hierarchy of individual values for students showed self-concept of ability and family ties to be highest and self-doubt and susceptibility to academic peer influence as lowest. While staff members were higher than students on their over-all value index, they were only slightly higher on individual values composition. Findings support the premises that values are multidimensional and formation of values proceeds through stages of maturity. Data are presented in tables and graphs. (16 references) (EJS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 3-7, 1991). Some Tables and figures may not reproduce adequately in paper copy.