ERIC Number: ED103284
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Values Education: Approaches and Materials.
Superka, Douglas P.; Johnson, Patricia L.
The difficulty of intelligently and systematically selecting from the overwhelming curriculum and teacher background materials being produced and disseminated in values education is a problem for educators and teachers. This book focuses on alleviating the problem, making the choice easier for users of values materials. Chapter one describes a typology or classification scheme consisting of five values education approaches--inculcation, moral development, analysis, clarification, and action learning--and explains each in terms of its rationale and purpose, teaching methods and instructional model, an illustrative learning activity, and characteristic curriculum materials and programs. Chapter two presents and explains an original instrument for analyzing values education materials in terms of their descriptive characteristics, rationale and objectives, preconditions and usability, content, procedures and activities, and evaluation. Educators can use this multiple-choice/short-answer framework to obtain in-depth analyses of values education materials. Summaries of analyses of 13 sets of materials are included, each reflecting one of the five values education approaches. The third and final chapter is an extensive, mostly annotated bibliography of over 200 student curriculum materials, teacher guides, and theoretical background materials in values education available through commercial publishers and/or the ERIC system, and classified according to the approach they primarily reflect. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Bibliographies, Classification, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Moral Development, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Values
Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., 855 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80302 (SSEC #176, $5.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Boulder, CO.