The lack of professional knowledge in values education
2008 (English)In: Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, ISSN 0742-051X, E-ISSN 1879-2480, Vol. 24, no 7, 1791-1798 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of this study is to investigate teachers' perceptions of their practice of values education, and to explore their degree of professionalism in this matter. Qualitative interviews with 13 teachers have been conducted and analysed by a comparative analysis. According to their view, values education is (a) most often reactive and unplanned, (b) embedded in everyday school life with a focus on students' everyday behaviour in school, and (c) partly or mostly unconsciously performed. Furthermore, professional knowledge appears to be missing in the domain of values education among these teachers. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 24, no 7, 1791-1798 p.
values education, moral education, ethics, hidden curriculum, teacher professionalism, professional knowledge
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-42754DOI: 10.1016/j.tate.2008.04.004Local ID: 68581OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-42754DiVA: diva2:263611
Original Publication: Robert Thornberg, The lack of professional knowledge in values education, Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2008, (24), 7, 1791-1798. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2008.04.004 Copyright: Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam. http://www.elsevier.com/2009-10-102009-10-102016-05-04Bibliographically approved