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ERIC Number: ED440059
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
Pages: 9
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Verifying the Educational Value Orientations in the Curricular Decision Making Process of Pre-Service Teachers.
Tutt, Betty R.; Carter, Sherry
This study verified the educational value orientations of junior and senior undergraduate preservice teachers and their professors of education in one teacher education program. The study used the Value Orientation Inventory (VOI), which includes five competing educational value orientations: Disciplinary Mastery Orientation (DMO), Learning Process Orientation (LPO), Self-Actualization Orientation (SAO), Ecological Integration Orientation (EIO), and Social Responsibility Orientation (SRO). Researchers revised the VOI to reflect curricular decision-making choices of preservice teachers. Study participants were 31 preservice teachers and 8 professors of education. All students were Caucasian, and all but one were female. Six professors were female, and two professors were minority. Participants completed the VOI. Results indicated that student teachers and professors demonstrated at least one significant difference in their value orientations. Student teachers demonstrated less preference for the importance of the DMO than did faculty. Students did not place as much emphasis on the DMO as they did on the LPO and SRO. Results did not support the belief that many teacher education programs lack conceptual frameworks. This teacher education program had a conceptual framework developed by its faculty. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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