Urban Secondary Teachers’ Value Orientations: Social Goals for Teaching

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Catherine D. Ennis, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: The research examined the intended planning and teaching decisions of 11 secondary physical education teachers to determine their rationale and goals for a socially focused curriculum within social reconstruction or social responsibility value orientations. Transcript data from a stimulated recall protocol were analyzed using constant comparison. Results suggested teachers' goals for student learning were consistent with an emphasis on social responsibility within the categories of learning to work with others, and understanding, respect, and responsibility to others. Rationales were based on teachers' perceptions of student background, content relevance, and student motivation. Teachers' comments revealed a tension between the need to teach academic goals and the need to teach skills associated with social responsibility.

Additional Information

Teaching and Teacher Education, 10(1), 109-120.
Language: English
Date: 1994
Values, Socially oriented teaching, Teacher attitudes, Educational goals

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