ERIC Number: ED121710
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
A Mini-Guide for Students on Setting Values. A Guide for: Evaluating Personal Behavior; Developing Moral Concepts; and Improving Self-Discipline.
Brewer, James H.
This mini-guide helps students understand moral concepts and values so that they can better evaluate their own behavior. It also helps them to recognize what may happen when they act in a certain way. The guide begins with an exercise in which the student matches words that describe good values and their opposites. The next exercise calls for the student to use a word from the previous exercise to describe what may result from a certain action. This exercise focuses on the determination of values based on pleasure vs. pain. Next, the value words are used to describe the short and long range consequences of specific actions. The following page contains several actions for which the student must write a sentence describing why the actions would be rewarded or punished. Three lists containing actions, values, and feelings are then to be matched according to how the student feels they are related. This exercise focuses particularly on the concept of justice. Next, several situations are listed for which the student decides what value judgments he/she should make in each situation, followed by space to list the ten values that are most important to him/her. Finally, several value statements are listed for which the student must state his/her agreement or disagreement. (RC)
Descriptors: Behavior, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethics, Individual Development, Justice, Moral Development, Moral Values, Self Control, Values
J.B. Publishers, 1200 Canterbury Lane, Clinton, Mississippi 39056 ($1.95; 10 or more, $1.50 each)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
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