ERIC Number: ED381417
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Education Facing the Crisis of Values: Strategies for Strengthening Humanistic, Cultural, and International Values in Formal and Non-Formal Education.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
This document was prepared on the basis of discussions at a workshop organized by UNESCO and other groups on the subject of education facing the crisis of values from the point of view of: (1) cultural identity and cultural diversity in education; (2) humanistic, ethical, and aesthetic values in education; and (3) education facing the ethical problems that arise from scientific and technological progress. The document presents summaries and recommendations made regarding these themes. The first of five sections contains presentations by representatives of UNESCO and the Association Descartes. The next three sections each take one of the three featured points of view. Section 2 on the point of view of cultural identity and diversity contains: (1) "The reasons for providing intercultural education and an assessment of experiments to date" (Perotti); (2) "Cultural diversity and promotion of values" (Batelaan; Gundara); (3) "Ideology and ethical values in education" (Avakov); (4) "Prospects in Africa" (Wininga); (5) "Prospects in Latin America" (Lopez); (6) "The 'Musee en herbe'" (Lusardy). Section 3 on values includes: (1) "Humanism today: peace, tolerance, and democracy" (Best); (2) "Values and the school curriculum" (McNicoll); (3) "Prospects in Asia" (Rajput); (4) "The responsibility of local authorities" (Schuster); (5) "Art and one's everyday surroundings" (Langlois); and (6) "Art as salvation" (Rosenfeld). Section 4 on ethical problems contains: (1) "A jurist's viewpoint" (Gerin); (2) "A philosopher's viewpoint" (Lecourt); (3) "The ethical problems arising from research" (Adam); (4) "Education and bioethics" (Huber); (5) "A worldwide code of ethics: the role of universities" (Jaumotte); (6) "The role of industry in education" (Carrigou); and (7) "Physics teaching and the crisis of values" (Lovas). The fifth section contains conclusions and general recommendations. (DK)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Educational Development, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, Multicultural Education, Science and Society, Values Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).