What values should be taught? Measuring the Perceptions of High School Teachers on Values Education

Values are the principles that help individuals in a society to live together in peace and harmony. Although, values are changing over time, and differ from society to society, they are inevitable aspects of shared life. Whenever social conflicts, corruptions, crime rates, violence, immoralities, and frauds increase, values education becoming the primary debate issue in society. Afterwards, educators, politicians, sociologists, psychologists, lawyers, in short, all social scientists and ordinary citizens begin to think and discuss about lost values. While the justified reasons regarding the erosion of values have changed historically, quick technological changes, social movements, and globalization are the most frequently mentioned causes. Put another way, following the discussion of the disappearance of values, the necessity of values education has emerged as an urgent agenda. The purpose of this study is to reveal the perceptions of high school teachers on values education. The teachers were asked whether there is a need values education, what values should be taught (e.g. aims and content of values education curricula), which instructional methods should be used, and how the success of students measured. The following research questions were answered in determining the route of the research: 1. What do the teachers think about whether there is any need for values education in the society? 2. What values should be taught in the schools (e.g. aims and content of values education curricula), 3. Which instructional methods should be used in values education? 4. How the success of students measured in values education?


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P. O. Taneri, What values should be taught? Measuring the Perceptions of High School Teachers on Values Education. 2018, p. 124.