ERIC Number: ED171612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-18
Christian Values and Social Studies: A Redundant Title?
Kealey, Robert J.
Methods for integrating Christian values into social studies education in Catholic schools are examined. First, the four areas in which learning takes place are discussed: the psychomotor, the cognitive which includes interpretive and analytical skills, the intellectual, and the attitudinal. Next, the author presents four values which should be integrated into the content of a Catholic social studies program: a sense of self-worth, charity, responsibility, and principles. Procedures for determining that these values are taught conclude the document. A teacher begins at the start of the school year by formulating teaching/learning experiences to help students grow in these areas. Five questions should be answered when planning social studies lessons: What specific content will the students learn? What skills will the student practice to obtain this information? Is the content value laden and can the students draw specific attitudes from it? What variety of learning experiences will the students involve themselves in? How will students demonstrate their learnings? (KC)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Humanistic Education, Learning Processes, Moral Development, Moral Values, Parochial Schools, Relevance (Education), Religious Education, School Role, Self Actualization, Social Studies, Social Values, Speeches, Values
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the National Catholic Education Association (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 1979)