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|Other Titles:||Elementary School Teachers Conceptions of Educational Value|
Department od Education, NTNU
In order to understand the elementary school teachers’ conceptions of educational value and make certain of their missions on value；nature, meanings and categories of value were discussed at the beginning of this thesis. A survey was then made by sampling 520 elementary school teachers according to their human districts in Taiwan and their lengths of teaching. The same questionnaire was also answered by some junior normal college teachers during their summer extension courses at Graduate Institute of Education of National Taiwan Normal University. In comparison between these two groups, differences were found （1）the indications of the meaning of value （2）attitudes toward teaching （3）teaching methods （4）conceptions of teaching and （5）their ways of daily living. In accordance with elementary school teachers’ answers, the following conclusions were drawn：1. The Nature of Value. （a）Human being is the center of values. value has certain degree of persistence.（c）Each person’s value system is unique.（d）Value is a kind of faith.（e）Value is an internalized symbolic system. 2. The Meanings of Value.（a）Value means “worthwhile”.（b）Value means ”excellent”.（c）Value means “useful”.（d）Value means “important”.（e）Value means “virtuous”. 3. Categories of Value （a）In terms of forms, there are valuable and valueless, positive value and negative value, internal value and external value, absolute value and relative value, high level value and low level value.（b）In terms of dynamics, there are necessary value, ideal value and emotional value.（c）In terms of nature, there are cultural value, social value and personal value. 4. The meanings of educational value are as follows.（a）Education means “worthwhile”.（b）Education means “excellent”.（c）Education means “useful”.（d）Education means “important”.（e）Education means “virtuous”. The value of education can be observed through its functions. The most basic and important ones are as follows. （a）Individual Development ─ Education is to develop pupil
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