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ERIC Number: ED109041
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 36
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A Brief Survey of Values Education.
Cleaver, Betty
A four-part series of papers on values education comprises this document. Part one presents a brief background of moral education in the United States, beginning with the Puritans, and including references to Horace Mann, William Holmes McGuffey, and others. Tracing its history, the author defines values education and its need in the school system. Values and values clarification are examined in the second part of the document, stressing the process of valuing of Raths and Simon. Seven criteria describe the process of valuing, including choosing freely, choosing from alternatives, choosing after thoughtful consideration of consequences, prizing and cherishing, affirming, acting upon choices, and repeating. The role of the school and society and values education is examined in part three. The school cannot prescribe the values, but it can provide an atmosphere of intellectual freedom and can aid the student in developing his capability for rational analysis. In the fourth section, the author examines the state of research on values education. (Author/JR)
Publication Type: Books
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