ERIC Number: ED288775
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Personal and Social Values and Skills: A Study Completed for the Saskatchewan Department of Education Core Curriculum Investigation Project.
Malikail, Joseph S.; Stewart, J. Douglas
As an agency of socialization, one of the main purposes of the school is to prepare children for responsible membership in society and to encourage appropriate social/moral attitudes and behavior necessary for good citizenship. This study of personal and social skills and values was conducted to help formulate the Canadian core curriculum. Personal and social skills are included in the common essential learning component of the core curriculum according to the "Program Policy Proposals" of January, 1986. Chapter 1 of the study analyzes the terms 'personal' and 'social' and clarifies the terms 'skills,''competence,' and 'values.' Chapter 2 analyzes the role of the school in society and its function as a socializing agent. Chapter 2 also deals with how basic moral/social values affect personal and social choices. Chapter 3 explains how possession of moral/social character and competence implies three components: knowledge-reasoning, disposition, and conduct. A framework of considerations that lend to the development of the three components is described. The framework relates moral/social development to a provisional scheme of age-level sequences. The study concludes with a list of recommendations and a bibliography. An appendix lists the moral/social qualities that schools should develop. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Saskatchewan Dept. of Education, Regina.
Authoring Institution: Regina Univ. (Saskatchewan). Faculty of Education.