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Title: Teachers and principals' attitudes towards moral education in Egyptian schools
Author: Afifi, S. M.
Awarding Body: University of Wales Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 1997
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This study aimed to measure the attitudes of Egyptian teachers in Cairo toward moral education and to solicit their views as to how moral education can be made more effective. A pilot study was carried out to identify the characteristics of the pre-university educational system in Egypt and to examine the literature and previous research work in the area under study. Based on that a survey of the attitudes of a sample of 600 teachers was designed and implemented using a questionnaire, which was filled in during meetings of groups of teachers. Chi-squared tests were carried out to measure differences in attitudes. The main conclusions of the study are: (i) Most teachers believe that they and their schools have major roles to play in morally educating the students. They also assume that parents and students expect them to play such a role. (ii) Most teachers believe in the suitability of the character education approach to moral education and reject the cognitive development approaches. On the whole they adopt a religious and pro-social values orientation to the task.(iii) The majority of teachers feel that neither the educational authorities nor the schools are sufficiently committed to the moral mission of the school. School environments are not, in their views, favourable for moral education endeavours. The majority of teachers state they are not adequately trained to do an effective job in morally educating the young. (iv) The majority of teachers are not satisfied with the extent of effectiveness of moral education in their schools. They recommended better teacher selection and training, more commitment to the task on the part of administrators, wider use of indirect methods and more involvement of parents in the moral education process in the school.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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