ERIC Number: ED361250
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: N/A
Values, Schooling, and Society. Volume 2.
Barr, Ian M., Ed.; Hooghoff, Hans H. W., Ed.
This volume, the second in a series, contains the work of a seminar that explored relationships among values in society, values in schools, and the personal and social development of young people. By reflecting on some philosophical aspects of values, looking at strategies for the development of values-conscious young people, and considering means of promoting awareness of values across the curriculum for pupils aged 5 to 18, participants came to a better understanding of how education systems might promote mutual understanding, a concern for fairness, honesty, and responsibility. Three individual topics were discussed: (1) values in education; (2) values and personal and social development; and (3) a case study from Ontario, Canada dealing with strategies for the values agenda. The paper for the first topic defines a value as a principle or set of principles that are consistent and that inform and direct one's actions and activities. Values promoted within school education in Scotland included appreciation of learning, respect and caring for self, respect and caring for others, a sense of belonging, and social responsibility. The second topic compares Scottish and Finnish views on how to integrate the development of personal and social skills into the curriculum. The paper on the third topic, a case study, seeks to describe a single long term strategy in one small education authority. After three years, vandalism had declined significantly, the number of parent volunteers in the school had increased, teacher morale was higher, student teacher rapport had improved, discipline problems were reduced, and student conduct in the neighborhood had improved. (DK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Curriculum Development (SLO), Enschede (Netherlands).; Consortium of Institutions for Development and Research in Education in Europe.
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Finland; United Kingdom (Scotland)