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Title: The environment for values learning
Authors: Eng, Soo Peck
Keywords: Moral education
Values learning
Learning environments
Secondary schools
Issue Date: 1992
Citation: Singapore Journal of Education, 12(1), 12-32
Abstract: This study examines the impact of the environment on pupils' learning of values. The sample selected for the study was 14 secondary schools, 3 Mission and 11 government schools. In all, 3102 Secondary 1 and 2 pupils were involved in the study. The study adopted an 80% cut-off point as a decision rule for interpreting the data. Among the dimensions considered were teacher helpfulness, affiliation, peer relationship and cooperativeness, class learning environment, values of respect, trust and attitude towards school rules. The study found that sharing and caring, mutual respect between teachers and pupils and courtesy were not strongly represented. It also found a bias towards friendship over obligation to public morality. On the positive side, there was strong achievement orientation and a belief among pupils that teachers were helpful and interested in pupils.
ISSN: 0129-4776
Appears in Collections:Journal Articles - Singapore Journal of Education

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