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Full article in PDF format | DOI: 10.3176/tr.2016.2.01

Heiki Haljasorg, Laur Lilleoja


This is the first part of a longitudinal quantitative study analysing the effect of value education on high school students’ value structures in the context of history classes and national attitudes. The aim of this paper is to describe the structure of basic human values of Estonian first-year high school students, to link them with their national attitudes and to test for differences based on the presence of value education during the history classes. The sample includes 22 randomly selected 10th grade classes from different Estonian high schools, with altogether n = 408 students. Respondents filled an online survey including Shalom Schwartz’ value scale and a set of questions measuring national and other kind of attitudes and the existence of value education during the history classes.


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