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ERIC Number: EJ798915
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Exploring Teachers' Value Orientations in Literature and History Secondary Classrooms
Frydaki, Evangelia; Mamoura, Maria
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v24 n6 p1487-1501 Aug 2008
This study explores teachers' observable value orientations in literature and history classrooms, wishing to investigate how teachers infuse their values into instructional settings through their conceptions of the taught subject, the process of making meaning, and their involvement in the process of value communication. Through consideration of observation, interview and additional data, the common features underlying teachers' value orientations are identified. One may conclude that although participants avoid the clear involvement in value communication, they search for a balance in defending the humanistic tradition and enacting a more critical and multi-perspective development of students' sense about values. The taught subject seems to affect the displayed value orientations. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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