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ERIC Number: ED069585
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 397
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Values Clarification. A Handbook of Practical Strategies for Teachers and Students.
Simon, Sidney B.; And Others
The authors have drawn upon research and practice in the field of values teaching to compile a handbook of 79 activities or strategies for helping students gain skill in the process of value clarification. Emphasis is on "valuing" as a process, not on the content. Each strategy is described in standard format--purpose, procedures, notes and tips to the teacher, and a variety of alternative suggestions. Most of the strategies are applicable to any age level, and are also adapted for use by parents and group leaders in other than classroom situations. They are designed to help students use seven sub-processes of value clarification: 1) prizing and cherishing; 2) publicly affirming, when appropriate; 3) choosing from alternatives; 4) choosing after consideration of consequences; 5) choosing freely; 6) acting; and, 7) acting with a pattern, consistency, and repetition. The range of opportunities provided by the activities is evident in a listing of some of their titles: Twenty Things You Love To Do, Either-Or Forced Choices, Values Continuum, Consequences Search, Who Comes To Your House?, Obituary, The Fall-Out Shelter Problem. A brief introduction to the book provides a theoretical backdrop and suggestions to teachers for conducting value clarification activities. (RSF)
Hart Publishing Company, Inc., 719 Broadway, New York, New York 10003 (Hardcover, $7.50; Paperback, $3.95)
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