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Quality & Quantity

, Volume 52, Supplement 2, pp 1043–1058 | Cite as

An evaluation of class-teachers’ roles in transferring values

  • Mehmet Ali ÖzdileklerEmail author
  • Fahriye Altınay
  • Zehra Altınay
  • Gökmen Dağlı
Article

Abstract

Besides their academic success, teachers are bound to equip learners with values and prepare them as good citizens for the society. In this respect, the aim of this study is to evaluate primary school class-teachers’ roles in transferring values to their learners. This qualitative study comprises views by inspectors, directors, subject-teachers working in ten primary schools and parents in the city of Nicosia, Cyprus. The data was collected through interviews. This research indicated that class-teachers are effective role-models with responsibilities and effect of values transferring differed according to academic priorities and personalities. While parents feel satisfied with values transfer, most inspectors, directors and subject-teachers point to deficiencies in the approach. At this point, it is suggested that teachers are trained and a target-based curriculum is designed. This study was particularly aimed at evaluating class-teachers’ roles in transferring values in primary school years, which are assumed to be the most critical period of time. In the literature, the opinions of inspectors, directors, subject-teachers and parents about value transferring are not well known. One of the aims of tolerance education is that all stakeholders in educational organizations are satisfied with the transferring values and they feel peaceful. In this study, these new perspectives will show the state of harmony in educational institutions and the different opinions about transferring values. This research is hoped to add to this issue, which was rarely dealt with in literature, for the development of applications and policies.

Keywords

Value Values transfer Values education Teacher Class-teacher Primary school 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Educational Administration, Supervision, Planning and Economics, Faculty of Education, Educational Sciences InstituteNear East UniversityNicosiaCyprus

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