ERIC Number: ED319672
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Character and Value Education: Teaching Strategies.
Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort.
There is a widespread belief that new and more extensive efforts should be made in the public schools to teach values. Public schools are a major institution aiding the integration of diverse groups in U.S. society. Furthermore, there are serious problems in U.S. society that values education should address as shown by the incidences of drug abuse, violence, persistent racism, teenage sexual behavior, and teenage parenthood. Changes in the structure of families and communities also create problems that schools are expected to address. Both the nature and purpose of schools necessitate the teaching of values. The following values are presented in this guide: (1) altruism; (2) courtesy; (3) democracy; (4) honesty; (5) human worth; (6) justice; (7) knowledge; (8) respect; (9) self-discipline; and (10) tolerance. A definition is given for each value along with an operational concept, objectives, and activities for students in various grade levels. These ideas may be incorporated into the regular curriculum. (JB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort.