“Awareness of peace education knowledge, attitudes, values, and skills (KAVS) of pre-service teachers

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Author: Pendon, Guiller P.

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Copyright Year: 2012

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The present study was undertaken to find out the level of awareness of pre-service teachers classified according to course, sex and grade point average (GPA) on peace education knowledge, attitudes, values and skills. The respondents of the study were the 80 pre-service teachers of West Visayas State University-Janiuay Campus who were chosen through stratified sampling. Data were gathered with the aid of peace education awareness questionnaire-checklist adapted from Castro & Galace (2008). After the instrument had been validated by experts, it was pilot tested and the final version was administered to the respondents. This study utilized the descriptive design to collect, analyze and classify data on the level of awareness of the pre-service teachers on peace education knowledge, attitudes, values and skills areas. The data obtained from this investigation were tallied, computer processed, analyzed and interpreted. The combined BEED and BSEd pre-service teachers were aware of peace education knowledge, attitudes, values and skills areas, and when classified as to course the BEED were aware while the BSED were very aware. Both male and female were aware. Those with high GPA were very aware while those with average and low GPA were aware of the peace education KAVS. In terms of knowledge scores on peace education, the combined BEED and BSED pre-service teachers were aware and when classified as to course, it showed that BEED were aware while BSED were very aware. Both males and females were aware of peace education knowledge and when classified as to GPA, the respondents were aware. As an entire group, the attitudes and values scores of the respondents were aware and when grouped according to course, it showed that BEED and BSED were very aware. Both males and females were aware. Those with high GPA and average GPA’s were very aware and those with low GPA’s were aware of peace education attitudes and values. Pre-service teachers were aware of peace education skills. When combined as to course, the BEED were aware while the BSED were very aware. Both males and females were very aware. Those with high and average GPA’s were very aware and those with low GPA’s were aware of peace education skills. When respondents were classified as to their course, a significant difference was observed, when classified as to sex and GPA no significant differences existed. The inferential data analysis showed that the BEED and BSED pre-service teachers differ significantly in the level of awareness on peace education knowledge, attitudes, values and skills. The male and female pre-service teachers did not differ significantly in the level of awareness on peace education knowledge, attitudes, values and skills. The pre-service teachers did not differ significantly in the level of awareness on peace education knowledge, attitudes, values and skills when classified as to grade point average.


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