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ERIC Number: ED426932
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Who Should Be Responsible for Teaching Values to Young People?: From the Perspective of Preservice Teachers.
Flowers, Lamont; Flowers, Lawrence; Travis, Jenny
A study examined the attitudes of 107 preservice teachers at the University of Iowa regarding which social institution (home, church, or school) should be responsible for teaching values to young people. The literature was reviewed to find an adequate survey instrument to measure the variables of interest from a similar study, and a survey instrument was discovered from a similar study designed to investigate value-based issues. Preservice teachers were given a questionnaire listing 45 distinct values and were asked to rank order which social institution should have primary, secondary, or least responsibility for teaching each value to young people. Findings show that preservice teachers believe that the home, school, and church should have primary, secondary, and least responsibility, respectively, for teaching values to young people. Due to the limited research conducted in this area, the results of this study are important. Furthermore, the study represents the first attempt to quantify attitudes of preservice teachers regarding teaching values to young people. (Contains a table of data and 13 references.) (Author/BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iowa