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ERIC Number: ED139703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Valuing: A Discussion Guide. A Project Search Development, The Humanities Series.
State Univ. of New York, Albany. Office of the Regents.
This discussion guide will help groups of teachers, parents, and high school students learn about the importance of values and the role of education in the study of values. Several techniques are presented by which educators can design classroom experiences around the process of valuing. A major objective of the guide is to assure parents of the nonthreatning aspects of valuing. The guide uses some features of programmed learning with experiential workshop techniques. It is designed for groups of nine to 15 persons and will take between 6 to 8 hours to complete. All materials needed for the discussion are provided. Group participants sit in a circle. Each person reads a short selection from the guide and then passes it to the next person. Group participants are then presented with various problems where the valuing process can be used in the solution. Through discussion and using problem solving models, participants compare alternatives and weigh various options. Those participating also examine their own values about a number of issues by answering questions such as: How did you choose your courses or profession? How would you feel if you had a child of 16 and he wanted to leave school? At what age do children understand the concept of human dignity? (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Discussion Groups, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Guides, Instructional Materials, Parent Education, Parent Workshops, Problem Solving, Programed Instruction, Programed Instructional Materials, Secondary Education, Teacher Education, Values, Values Education
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: John D. Rockefeller, 3d Fund, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Office of the Regents.