ERIC Number: ED356988
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Values, Morality, and Religion in the School. Education Guidelines Series Monograph #1.
Flinders, Neil J.
Many people are anxious about values, morality, and religion in the schools. Business, political, religious, and educational leaders are concerned; confusion is widespread. This document aims at assisting interested parties to understand better the source of some of the difficulties faced by parents, school board members, teachers, legislators, and others who confront these difficulties. It also offers suggestions to those who desire to foster traditional American values, and argues for replacing the view that all value choices may be correct with principles of right and wrong that transcend personal desires or social norms. The paper is divided into three parts: (1) "What Is the Problem? (Questions and Answers)"; (2) "How Did the World Get To Be Like This? (Understanding the Modern Context)"; and (3) "What Can I Do to Foster Traditional American Values? (Constructive Steps that Make a Difference)." Twenty-eight endnotes are included. (Author/LBG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT. Coll. of Education.