Publication Date

1998

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Sheehan, Janet K.

Degree Name

M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)

Department

Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education

LCSH

Forgiveness--Study and teaching||Middle school teachers--Attitudes

Abstract

This study investigated public middle-school teachers’ attitudes about forgiveness education in general and teaching forgiveness education in the public-school setting. A sample of 60 teachers from three rural middle schools was asked to complete a forgiveness education survey that was designed by the researcher. The survey consisted of four sections. Section A consisted of 8 questions relating to teacher attitudes toward forgiveness education in general. Section B was comprised of 9 questions that asked teachers to rate their attitudes toward forgiveness education in the public-school setting. A Likert scale of 1-5 (strongly disagree to strongly agree) was used for teachers to rate their attitudes in sections A and B. Section C consisted of 3 open-ended questions that were related to forgiveness education in general and teaching forgiveness education in the public-school setting. Section D was comprised of 3 questions related to demographic information. There were 43 completed surveys returned. Participant responses toward forgiveness education in general were positive but responses toward teaching forgiveness education in the public-school were negative. The results of the study suggest that while teachers think forgiveness education is a positive concept and possibly beneficial to adolescents, they are not supportive of teaching forgiveness education in the public-school setting.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [51]-53)

Extent

v, 64 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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Text

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