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School Principals Shape Students' Values Via School Climate

November 09, 2016

Over time, students' personal values become more similar to those of their school principal, according to new research published in

Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The findings indicate that principals' values are linked with aspects of school climate which are, in turn, linked with students' own values. "Given the vast amount of time children spend in school, it is important to assess the impact that schools have on children, beyond their impact on children's academic skills," say researchers Yair Berson (New York University and Bar-Ilan University) and Shaul Oreg (Cornell University and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem). "Our findings show that schools contribute to the formation of children's values." Read More

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