ERIC Number: ED147235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Values Education: Toward a More Comprehensive Approach.
Fraenkel, Jack R.
Values education is concerned with helping people determine worth in making practical, esthetic, and moral judgments. The purposes of this paper are: (1) to argue that the teaching of values in school is unavoidable, (2) to suggest that current efforts in values education are insufficient, and (3) to offer suggestions for a more comprehensive approach. Values education must concern itself with intellectual development and emotional growth. Because schools currently are not clear on what "values education" means, they are not clear on an approach. A comprehensive program would be centered around value dilemmas. This student-centered approach would allow students to debate and offer alternatives to these dilemmas. Cognitive and affective skills and motivational objectives for values education are outlined. (KC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the National Council for the Social Studies (Cincinnati, Ohio, November 23-26, 1977)