Global Values in Education and Character Education

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Topcu Z.

Educational Resources Information Center, no.1, pp.1-20, 2000 (Non Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Journal Name: Educational Resources Information Center
  • Journal Indexes: ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-20
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


This document discusses a survey conducted to determine what students and teachers considered as moral values. The belief that character education should be used to promote and form a common language among people prompted the research. In addition, the question of what moral values education should be was considered. A model of moral and values education was developed and implemented in a private educational setting. Priority was given to individual transformation of both teachers and students. Teachers were presented with the necessary education about moral values, leadership, motivation, and evaluation. The characteristic of the ideal teacher and student were identified. Teachers were encouraged to work in teams and an exchange of information increased among them. As a result of the study several positive changes were noted in the teachers, such as a strengthened sense of belonging; sharing and solidarity spread; and willingness to accept responsibilities increased. For students, several positive observations were noted. Their rate of telling lies declined; their rate of academic success increase; and fighting nearly disappeared. (Contains 1 table and 33 references.) (JDM)