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ERIC Number: EJ786016
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0885-2014
Children's, Adolescents', and Adults' Judgments and Reasoning about Different Methods of Teaching Values
Helwig, Charles C.; Ryerson, Rachel; Prencipe, Angela
Cognitive Development, v23 n1 p119-135 Jan 2008
This study investigated children's, adolescents', and young adults' judgments and reasoning about teaching two values (racial equality and patriotism) using methods that varied in provision for children's rational autonomy, active involvement, and choice. Ninety-six participants (7-8-, 10-11-, and 13-14-year-olds, and college students) evaluated four methods of teaching values in schools (Inculcation, Direct Teaching, Behavioral, and Discussion) for agents of two ages (3rd and 8th grade students), and in two contexts (student- vs. teacher-implemented methods). Older participants were more likely than younger participants (7-8-year-olds) to distinguish value education methods that stimulated children's rational thought processes and active involvement, and to coordinate factors such as the age of agents and the context of implementation in their judgments and reasoning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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