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ERIC Number: EJ1016426
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0313-7155
Concurrent Pre-Service Teachers: An Analysis of Values
Ryan, Thomas G.; Schruder, Courtney R.; Robinson, Stephanie
Issues in Educational Research, v23 n3 p394-414 2013
Our investigation of axiology (study of values) allowed us to ascertain a hierarchy of values of pre-service education students concurrently enrolled in two degree programs. We discovered homogeneity which may be a consequence of the discipline (education) investigated and/or sampling, as 87% were female, which reflected the female dominance of the current Ontario pre-service education program at our University, and males totalled only 13%. Our values are linked to our understanding of self-concept and character we believed. Our survey data were examined in terms of gender, year of study, and division of study. Homogeneity of values was revealed within "Terminal values" (end state of existence) as "Family security" was ranked highest. "True friends" was ranked second and "Health" ranked third; whereas "Self-respect" was ranked fourth and "Freedom" was fifth, leaving "Equality" sixth. For "Instrumental values" (modes of conduct) being "Honest" was ranked highest by the entire sample (n=319) and "Responsible" was second. "Loving" was ranked third and "Helpful" was ranked fourth highest. "Loyal" was ranked fifth and "Ambitious" was ranked sixth. Teaching is not neutral therefore values clarification for teachers is a matter of identity as we need to be aware of what values we possess and employ within our praxes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Rokeach Value Survey
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