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ERIC Number: EJ917538
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-1354-0602
A Study of the Greek School Teachers' Moral Judgment Structures
Proios, Miltiadis; Athanailidis, Joannis; Arvanitidou, Vasiliki
Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, v17 n2 p187-200 Apr 2011
The purpose of the present paper is to examine the teachers' cognitive structures through moral judgment schemas, as well as whether the above-mentioned structures diversify among teachers, depending on education level, specialty, age, teaching experience, and gender. Moreover, another aim is to examine whether these cognitive structures can predict students' behaviors. Two hundred and fifty eight in-service teachers (men, n = 83; women, n = 175; M[subscript age] = 41.24, SD = 8.06; M[subscript experiences] = 14.91, SD = 9.46), in elementary (n = 96), and intermediate education level (n = 158), participated in the study. The results revealed that the primary education teachers' moral judgment is based on the moral concepts of the maintaining norms schema, while the one of those of secondary education is rather based on the postconventional schema. Furthermore, the results of the present study revealed that age, experience, and gender do not constitute causes of diversification of moral concepts and that the personal interest schema can forecast any irresponsible behaviors on the part of the students. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Greece
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Defining Issues Test