ERIC Number: ED327779
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Character Development in the 90s: A Reaffirmation of Values. Teaching Values in Arizona Schools. The Report of the Task Force on Values in Education for the State of Arizona.
Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
Pursuant to a request from the Arizona State Board of Education, an interagency task force was formed in fall 1989 to examine the issue of values instruction in Arizona schools. This document begins with a summary of the resulting report, along with a list of suggested common core values, recommendations for development and implementation of a values instruction program, and an historical perspective on values instruction. Appended is the full text of the task force report, "Character Development in the 90s: A Reaffirmation of Values." This report states and develops 10 consensual premises underlying values instruction: (1) that values need to be taught; (2) that society supports an increased role for the public school in values instruction; (3) that values instruction needs to be defined; (4) that a common core of values exists within our society; (5) that values play a role in education and that teachers and administrators play a part in transmitting values; (6) that values are taught implicitly and explicitly throughout the curriculum, by instruction, practices, and personal example; (7) that educators should be aware of differing values and ethics of the community; (8) that knowledge from research in values education and child development should be considered in developing a program; (9) that goals of values instruction should be established in terms of student behavior and character development; and (10) that a recognized philosophy of values instruction and commitment to its implementation should be adopted and implemented. Also appended are state board members' comments on the values education report and a list of the values education task force members. A bibliography is included. (TE)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.