An Examination of the Humane Values Education Program on a Group of Science High School Students

Dilmac B., Kulaksizoglu A., EKŞİ H.

KURAM VE UYGULAMADA EGITIM BILIMLERI, cilt.7, sa.3, ss.1221-1261, 2007 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 7 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1221-1261


The purpose of this study is to rind out whether the humane values education program has produced any changes on the students' level of humane values, The research was conducted with the first-and second-grade students in Konya Meram Science High School it, the 2006-2007 academic year. Thirty students participated in the study. Half of the participants were assigned to the experimental group and the other half to the control group. The research period spans April & May. Having prepared the education program and the scale, the experimental and control groups were formed objectively. The experimental group, consisting of 15 students, was provided with the Humane Values Education Program lasting 14 sessions. Two sessions were held in a week. Statistical methods were used to balance the control and experimental group. The control group didn't receive any program. Findings of the research can be summarized as follows: Between the pre-test and post-test of the experimental group, a significant difference can be seen in favor of the post-test. There is no such it difference for the control group. According to the post-test results of the control and experimental group, there are meaningful differences in favor of the experimental group in the sub-dimensions of responsibility, friendship, amiability, respect, honesty, and tolerance. Thus, these results show the effectiveness of the program presented. The sub-dimensions of the Humane Values Education Program given above show that this study is effective with regard to affective, cognitive, and behavioral outcomes. Suggestions tire made in the light of the findings and it has been concluded that the program is effective in the development of secondary education students' value acquisition.