ERIC Number: ED261956
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Teaching of Values and the Successor Generation: The Atlantic Council's Working Group on the Successor Generation. Educational Series Policy Papers.
Pellegrino, Edmund D.; And Others
The civic values of democratic societies and the responsibilities of educational institutions to transmit these values to succeeding generations are discussed. Free societies cannot survive unless the values upon which they are grounded are fully comprehended and practiced by each generation. But each generation must also transmit those values faithfully to the successor generation, those who are to succeed to leadership and power in their own countries and in the world. There has recently been a disturbing uncertainty and confusion about the traditional values of Western democracy in the countries of the Atlantic community. There is a need to refurbish that common denominator of values, without which the democratic way of life cannot successfully resist the counter-values prevalent in so many countries today. Discussed here are what values constitute the common denominator and how they should be transmitted to succeeding generations. The publication includes the names of those who participated in the Atlantic Council's working group on the successor generation. (RM)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Democracy, Democratic Values, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Responsibility, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Political Attitudes, Political Socialization, Role of Education, School Responsibility, School Role, Social Values
The Atlantic Council of the United States, 1616 H St., N.W., Washington, DC 20006 ($5.00 prepaid).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Atlantic Council of the United States, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see ED 255 399 and SO 016 833.