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ERIC Number: ED099300
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But the Earth Abideth Forever: Values in Environmental Education.
Allen, Rodney F.
This document describes how environmental educators can incorporate values education into their classrooms. After analyzing Kohlberg's stages of moral development, the first section of the paper stresses that the environmental educator needs to facilitate student dialogue and reasoning appropriate to the student's moral stage and to encourage progress to the next level. Seven values objectives are provided for the teacher that include the development of equality, empathy, factual knowledge, social ethical principles, personal ethical principles, moral judgments and resolutions, and action. Ten specific teaching processes for guiding the classroom teachers in developing questions for student reflection are presented. The first three instructional models set forth processes for teaching basic skills for ethical analysis and reasoning. The three processes which follow stress an empathetic mode for understanding others' values and feelings. The next two processes involve contemplating stressing introspection and shaping of one's own ethos and worldview. The last two are analytic, demanding the student to set forth the reason and principles which warrant his particular judgment and then defend these reasons in ways appropriate to his moral development. (Author/DE)
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