ERIC Number: ED221409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Moral Education and the Curriculum Process: A Case Study of Jamaica.
Persaud, Ganga; Turner, Trevor
Examination of the conceptual framework and historical roots of moral values in Jamaican education indicates that moral values have a strong effect upon an individual's attitude toward himself, his society, and his own work. This case study is one of four sponsored by Unesco to test these interactions. There are 10 parts to the case study. The conceptual framework is presented in part 1. Part 2 discusses moral values in the general aims of education in Jamaica. Parts 3 and 4 examine moral education in religious education and social studies respectively. Time allocated to the various curriculum offerings in Jamaica is presented in part 5. The school, social, and environmental influences and the development of students' moral conduct in the primary grades are examined in part 6. Views on the results of moral education are discussed in part 7. Conclusions are presented in part 8. The appendices in part 9 contain abridged samples of the aims, content, and methodology of social studies and religious education and a brief test which examines student views on a number of issues. The case study concludes with a bibliography. (RM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Comparative Education, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Influences, Ethical Instruction, Foreign Countries, History, Moral Values, Religious Education, School Role, Social Influences, Social Studies, Values Education
OREALC, Centro de Documentacion, Enrique Depiano 2058, Santiage de Chile, Casilla 3187, Santiago, Chile.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Santiago (Chile). Regional Office for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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