Curriculum Theory as Practiced: Case Studies of Operationalized Value Orientations

Ennis, Catherine D.
July 1992
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Jul1992, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p358
Academic Journal
This research was conducted to investigate the role of value orientations in effective elementary physical educators' curricular decision making. Educational value orientations served as the theoretical base for the research. Three research questions were examined: (a) what were the learning goals and expectations for student performance in each program, (b) why did teachers value these goals, and (c) how well did students understand the goals and expectations of the program? Data were collected through class observations, teacher and student interviews, and the Value Orientation Inventory. Data were analyzed using constant comparison. Results described students' learning goals and academic and social performance expectations within each teacher's value profile. Dynamical systems theory was used to elaborate the influence of value orientations in the curriculum decisionmaking process.


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