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Volume :30 Issue : 112 2004      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ OPINIONS ABOUT EDUCATIONAL VALUES IN THE POST GULF WAR PHASE

Auther : Sadeq Jafar Ismaiel and Saleh Abdullah Jasim

 

         The study explores Kuwaiti secondary school students’ opinions about educational values in the area following Iraqi aggression against the State of Kuwait and its liberation. Indications revealed that we could understand some values as concepts formed through life experiences. The study focuses on two hypotheses dealing with the relation of educational values with Major & Gender. The tool used covers twelve theses; namely: democracy in the school climate, institutional belongingness, adherence to school rules and procedures, independent learning, life effectiveness, achievement, future orientation, social integration, practical aspects, moral and religious trends, human and global orientation and civilized entity.

         An opinionnaire is administered to a random sample (n-254) of Kuwaiti secondary school students. Findings indicate that school provides room for dialogue and mutual respect. Differences between males and females regarding the school role in developing a sense of dignity and esteem. Significant consensus is shown as of giving due respect to school rules and procedures.

         Recommendations emphasize the need to review educational policies and targets so as to reinforce human and global values, and to instill a sense of national dignity and confidence in the future of Kuwait. Education is the most viable means to develop the individual’s abilities and a sense of belongingness in a globalization context.

 

 

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