Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1941

Full Length Research Paper

The views of prospective social studies and classroom teachers about values and values education

Bayram Tay
Faculty of Education, Ahi Evran University, Kirsehir, Turkey
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 15 April 2013
  •  Published: 10 May 2013



When education programs are examined in Turkey, values education is observed to be included in the context of many lessons, especially in the social studies. Individuals acquire knowledge, skills, values and habits, which are necessary for the integration of individuals into the society they live in, through social studies. This study was conducted for defining the views of prospective classroom and social studies teachers that are responsible for teaching these lessons regarding value and values education, and determining descriptive case. The research used easy reachable sampling technique and included 150 prospective teachers. Prospective teachers preferred 32 different values in explaining value and stated that 37 values could be taught in social studies lesson. Prospective teachers also stated that modeling could be mostly used in teaching values in social studies lesson.


Key words: Values, values education, social studies, prospective teachers.