ERIC Number: ED425113
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Adolescents' and Educators' Perceptions of Values: Implications for Public Education.
Grubb, Deborah; Osborne, Jeanne; Fasko, Daniel, Jr.
This paper reports the findings of a survey of rural northeastern Kentucky high school teachers on the questionnaire "What Do You Really Believe?," an instrument originally developed by Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) and revised to assist in identifying a potential set of Core Values to which a majority of the public might subscribe. The present study rephrased the statements originally intended for use with teens to ask teacher to agree or disagree with statements reflecting their own values. Teachers from three county district high schools in northeastern Kentucky participated in the study. The completed questionnaires were scanned and analyzed for 88 teachers. The study found agreement on which values are important, that is democratic values versus authoritarian values, but found many values-oriented problems facing our society over which there is disagreement. The document suggests a follow-up study be conducted with parents to ascertain their beliefs and see how they correlate with the earlier student study by the same researchers and the present study of teacher attitudes. (Contains 36 references.) (EH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky