ERIC Number: ED332376
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
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Moral Choices/Moral Conflicts: Self-Perceptions of Schoolteachers.
Joseph, Pamela B.; Efron, Sara
Veteran teachers of various ages and levels of experience responded to questionnaires and interviews designed to reveal their perceptions in five thematic areas drawn from historical and contemporary research about teachers as moral agents. These areas are: (1) teachers' characterization of their personal values; (2) their understanding of their duties as moral agents; (3) their ideas about the private and public expectation of teachers as moral agents; (4) their sense of value compatibility with people in their schools and communities; and (5) their perceptions of their freedom to express values and beliefs. Two types of data collection were used: questionnaires and interviews. The values teachers affirmed and their perceptions of their values are revealed, largely through the use of direct quotations. A final section lists numerous questions raised by the study and discusses study implications. Four tables are included. (23 references) (CLA)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Citizenship Education, Consciousness Raising, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethical Instruction, Moral Development, Moral Values, Role of Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Influence, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Values Clarification, Values Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 3-7, 1991).