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ERIC Number: EJ847785
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 100
ISSN: ISSN-1303-0485
Hidden Curriculum on Gaining the Value of Respect for Human Dignity: A Qualitative Study in Two Elementary Schools in Adana
Sari, Mediha; Doganay, Ahmet
Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v9 n2 p925-940 Spr 2009
The main purpose of this study is to investigate the functions of hidden curriculum on respect for human dignity which is one of the basic democratic values in detail in two elementary schools with low and high quality school life in Adana-Turkey. In this case study, the data were gathered through observations and interviews from teachers and students. Content analysis was used to analyze the data which were gathered the schools for four months. As a result, although its intensity is different, the hidden curriculums in both schools have inappropriate features for democratic values. For most variables taken into consideration in the study, the hidden curriculum in the school with low quality life has more inappropriate features of respect for human dignity. And also, students in this school showed more frequent misbehaviors regarding respect for human dignity. Therefore it can be said that all sides of the hidden curriculum have mutual relations with each other, that students show parallel behaviors to the environment of the school and that the more students show misbehaviors, the more teachers show antidemocratic responses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey