ERIC Number: ED144904
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Values Concepts and Techniques.
National Education Association, Washington, DC.
This book contains 29 articles for elementary and secondary teachers dealing with fundamental concepts and teaching techniques in values education. Part one of the book deals with concepts. Louis E. Raths examines valuing and its relationship to freedom and intelligence. The cognitive developmental approach to moral education is discussed by Lawrence Kohlberg. Sidney Simon and Polly deSherbinin discuss the aims of and teaching methods used in values clarification exercises. Other topics discussed in part one include values education in a confluent social studies curriculum and how the schools and society are often barriers to values education. Part two, which comprises two-thirds of the book, deals with teaching techniques. Jack Fraenkel discusses how to analyze value conflict. How to conduct moral discussions in the classroom is examined by Barry Beyer. Mary Yanker discusses humanizing through value clarification. Other areas treated include values clarification vs. indoctrination, values and health education, pop music and values clarification, and multiculturalism in moral education. The book ends with an interview with Alvin Toffler on the role of the future and values in education and with a discussion by Lawrence Senesh of the challenge of value commitment. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Essays, Ethical Instruction, Fundamental Concepts, Futures (of Society), Health Education, Humanistic Education, Moral Development, Music Education, School Role, Social Studies, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Values, Values Education, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.