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ERIC Number: EJ1032562
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1305-8223
Development of "Bioethical Values Inventory" for Pupils in Secondary Education within the Scope of Bioethical Education
Keskin-Samanci, Nilay; Özer-Keskin, Melike; Arslan, Orhan
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v10 n2 p69-76 Apr 2014
This study has led to the development of the "Bioethical Values Inventory" that can be used to reveal secondary school students' ethical values in decisions that they make during ethical debates regarding the application of biological sciences. An original inventory development model was used, consisting of four steps and involving qualitative as well as quantitative data collection processes in line with the objectives of the study. In the first step of this model an analysis of ethical debates on biological sciences was followed by the statement of the inventory topics. In the second step, scenarios were created on the ethical dilemmas related to each chosen topic. In the third step, these scenarios were applied to ninth graders (n = 493) in 18 secondary schools in eight districts of Ankara, Turkey. The students' responses to the scenarios were revealed through content analysis strategies and the inventory was converted into a multiple-choice questionnaire through thematic coding. In the fourth step, the inventory was finalized by gathering experts' and students' views on the multiple-choice items. The final version of the inventory and its importance for science/bioethics education is discussed in the light of the relevant literature.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Grade 9; High Schools; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey (Ankara)