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ERIC Number: ED133274
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 102
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Values Education. Towards a Theory and Practice of Cultural Transformation.
Wagschal, Harry
This document examines some of the major theoretical considerations and pedagogical applications of values education. In six chapters, the author reviews relevant developmental psychology literature and explores the major sociological dimensions of values education. "The Development of Values as an Educational Objective" summarizes various theories about the goals of values education. It is recognized that responsible individuals must act within a values framework, but there are problems in prescribing any one system of values in a pluralistic society. "Towards a Conceptual Framework for Values Education" reviews theoretical justifications from three viewpoints: the organismic-structural-developmental view (Stewart, Piaget, Kohlberg), the philosophical-social-psychological view (Lawson, Phenix), and the scientific view (Eckhardt, Rokeach, Maslow). "Four Models of Values Education" describes values clarification, Kohlberg's moral development theory, Allen's environmental-moral reasoning, and the Coombs-Meux moral reasoning model. Curriculum, teaching methods, and reexamination of society's values are discussed in "Institutional Contexts of Values Education" and "Values Education and the Emergence of New Paradigms." A case study of an interdisciplinary undergraduate humanities course is analyzed in "From Theory to Practice." (AV)
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