ERIC Number: ED443711
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Values under the Microscope: Teaching for Character in the Science Classroom.
Bui, Thien-Ai Hong
The decline in morality in the scientific arena and enterprise suggests a need for intervention in schools. This paper provides a rationale for the teaching of values in the science classroom through an evaluation of the current science curriculum, a discussion of the purpose of a science education, and an examination of the consequences of neglecting values in science. Educators are called to go beyond traditional science instruction and into values-based instruction. Teaching for character, which is essentially an application of values, is further emphasized and strategies for classroom and non-classroom instruction are provided. The paper also delineates the obstacles and dilemmas currently facing science teachers in the quest for character education and offers guidelines and Biblical principles for overcoming them. Despite the challenges facing values-based instruction and character education in the sciences, this paper contends that it is a worthy and important educational goal. (Contains 38 references.) (Author/ASK)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master of Arts in Education Thesis, Biola University.