ERIC Number: ED202792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
The Value Realms: Activities for Helping Students Develop Values.
Presno, Vincent; Presno, Carol
This handbook for teachers presents strategies for helping students think about and make value judgments in a broad range of value realms. The 80 activity models presented have been used for grade levels ranging from upper elementary to high school. Chapter I, the introduction, discusses a unified approach to values. A definition of values is provided. The various value realms are discussed: psychological, social, economic, ethical, social-ethical, esthetic, poetic and literary, technological, and legal. Part II, which comprises the major portion of the document, contains activities for each value realm. The activities are many and varied. For example, one of the activities involves students in writing an account describing the esthetic experience they had when they saw an object in an imaginative way. In another activity, students read and discuss poetry. To learn about social values, students read descriptions of social situations and are asked to decide who is and who is not being reinforced by social rewards and punishments in each situation. Other activities involve students in role playing, classroom discussion, and reading and reporting on books. Part III contains activities that will help students become aware of multiple value perspectives. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Secondary Education, Values Clarification, Values Education
Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1234 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027 ($8.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Teachers College.