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ERIC Number: EJ745606
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
The Values Manifesto Project
Euvrard, George
Educational Leadership, v63 n8 p43-46 May 2006
South Africa and Namibia, two countries building young democracies, face the task of transforming their public education systems to support the values articulated in their new constitutions. This article describes a project designed to incorporate these values into schools. A group of 50 Namibian teachers, who were enrolled in the author's college-level course, decided to lead students back at their home schools in developing class Values Manifestos. Through dialogue and discussion, each class chose five values that they felt were most important to guide behavior in their class. Teachers' reports immediately after the exercise and six months later indicated that the Values Manifestos had surprisingly strong benefits in terms of student behavior, classroom culture, and achievement. In many cases, the idea spread throughout the school and improved school culture as well. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Namibia; South Africa