The teacher in the primary school classroom provides for the children in her care a variety of experiences in number, in the language arts, and in all the other concomitants of the formal curriculum of the school. But she also provides other experiences: a set of socializing experiences arising from her behaviour in the classroom. This includes the types of interpersonal relationships she has with the children, the demands she makes, the expectations she has of individuals and groups and the priorities she sets. In this context an examination of factors lying behind the behaviours the teacher exhibits in the classroom is important. One factor seen as being of major relevance is the teacher's value system.
Boyce, M. W.
Value Systems of Prospective Teachers.
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2(1).