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ERIC Number: ED349242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: 0
The Critical Distinctions between the Developmental and Transmission Approaches to Values Acquisition.
Herman, William E.
Social scientists and educators who favor the developmental approach to values acquisition focus on the individual and his or her own psychological growth as the means to acquiring a healthy set of values. On the other hand, those who favor the transmission approach to values acquisition focus on the instillation of societal and group norms in the individual. This paper sought to understand the differences between these two approaches and to develop a model of values acquisition that integrates both approaches. In addition, the paper distinguished between values that are important to society and those that are matters of individual choice. Some implications of an integrated approach to values acquisition were identified for educators and researchers. A 13-item list of references also is included. (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 22, 1992).