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ERIC Number: ED540361
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 54
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
Values-Based Education in Schools in the 2000s: The Australian Experience
Leichsenring, Andrew
Online Submission, M.Ed. Thesis, Queensland University of Technology
This thesis explores the teaching of values in Australian schools through a framework established by the Australian Federal government during the 2000s. This paper focuses on: the approaches employed by the Australian Federal government in the implementation of Values Education; and the application of cases of values-based education utilized by school cluster groups throughout Australia. This research explores the implementation of a values-based education program on a national scale and provides recommendations on: best practices for teaching values-based education in schools; and the inclusion of key stakeholders, such as, school administrators & staff, teachers, students, parents, and members of the wider community in order to achieve the successful establishment of a wide scale approach to the teaching of values in schools. The following are appended: (1) Kohlberg's Levels of Moral Development; (2) Values-Based Education Approaches; (3) Nine Values for Australian Schooling Poster -- National Framework for Values-Based Education in Australian Schools; (4) Suggested Approaches - National Framework for Values Education in Australian Schools; (5) The Value of Doing Your Best (exemplified by a cluster); (6) Sample Lesson for Social Skills Approach; (7) Concept Development - Thinking Skills; (8) Values Social Literacy Units; (9) Social Action on What It Means to Be Water Wise (Year 4 & 5); (10) Red Earth Community Cluster Value Focus for Good Citizenship; (11) The Double Helix Effect: Values and Quality Teaching; (12) Cumulative Occurrence of Values-Based Education Discourses in the Values-Based Education Good Practices School Trial 2006 (selected discourses); (13) Y-Chart & Placemat Worksheets; (14) Pluses, Minuses and Interesting Points Worksheet; (15) K-W-L Strategy Worksheet; and (16) Venn Diagram for a Social Action Project.
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia