ERIC Number: ED183466
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
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Values/Moral Education Approaches Currently Being Recommended by State Departments of Education.
Weaver, Andrew M.; Britt, Rodney C.
Results are reported of a survey to examine values/moral education programs being proposed or implemented by departments of education in the United States. Questionnaires were mailed to the highest ranked state public school supervisors for social studies in each of the 50 states. Thirty-eight questionnaires were returned. Three states sent a personal letter in place of the questionnaire and two states simply forwarded values/moral education materials. Of the 38 responses only one supervisor did not recognize values or moral education as a viable part of the state's social studies program. Values clarification, value analysis, and moral development approaches received significant acceptance. Eight state coordinators reported using textbooks with a definite values/moral education focus. Forty-five percent of the states formally began to include values/moral education programs at the state level after 1965. Reasons for program implementation include interest by officials or staff at the state level, public interest or pressure, and teacher initiation or pressure. Twelve state coordinators whose states did not include some form of values/moral education would like to see such a program incorporated in the state's curriculum. Two state specialists indicated that they would not like to see such a program in their state's curriculum. (KC)
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