Attitude and Readiness of Teachers to Impart Value Education: Exploring Teachers’ Experiences and Views from a Private School in Sharjah

Author(s): Sawsan Haj Abdul Kader, Solomon Arulraj David

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Published: 2024-03-04


This research sought to examine teachers' attitudes and readiness towards imparting value education at a private school in Sharjah. The research was guided by four questions, investigating the attitudes and readiness of teachers to impart value education, perceptions of teachers' attitudes in recent research, teachers' own attitudes and readiness, and their experiences and views towards imparting value education. The population under study were the employees working in a Private school in Sharjah. The school has a total population of 150 primary teachers in the two schools. The researcher employed purposive sampling, a type of non-probability sampling, to select participants from the community for the quantitative research study from which 107 responses were received. The findings from the quantitative data revealed that the majority of teachers have a positive attitude towards teaching value education and feel comfortable, satisfied, and confident in doing so. These themes included the necessity of collaboration and partnerships, the call for extensive teacher training and professional development, the integration of value education across all subjects, the utilization of technology and resources, the importance of practical examples and real-life contexts, the promotion of moral and ethical standards, and the awareness of mental health. The study's findings provide insights for schools in UAE and beyond, informing strategies to enhance the effective teaching of value education. The findings underline the importance of comprehensive teacher training, collaborative efforts among educators, and the integration of technology and real-life contexts in teaching. It also highlights the need to consider the moral, ethical, and mental health aspects of education.