ERIC Number: ED446088
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep-30
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Differences in Social and Moral Hierarchical Values among American Preservice Teachers and Professors.
Escobar-Ortloff, Luz Marina; Ortloff, Warren G.
This paper shares reflections from a doctoral dissertation that investigated differences in hierarchical values (social and moral) that existed between preservice teacher education students and professors of education in the United States and Colombia. The study used the Rokeach Value Survey instrument to determine students' and faculty members' instrumental (moral) and terminal (social) value hierarchy. The survey consists of 18 terminal and 18 instrumental values. Data analysis indicated that there were statistically significant differences between the two groups. The three instrumental values of clean (neat and tidy), logical (consistent and rational), and loyal (faithful to friends or the group) were significantly different between students and professors. The four terminal values of salvation (being saved/internal life), a sense of accomplishment (lasting contribution), a world at peace (free of war and conflict), and a world of beauty (beauty of nature/arts) were found to be statistically different between professors and students. The authors suggest that students look to their professors not only for instruction, but also for values, so it is important that professors of teacher education model values that society considers important. (Contains 13 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Colombia