ERIC Number: EJ844040
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Reference Count: 2
Avoiding the Land Mines
Reeves, Douglas B.
Educational Leadership, v66 n8 p89-90 May 2009
Who could possibly be against teaching social responsibility? Quite a few people, it turns out--as anyone who survived the controversy in the 1980s and early 1990s over outcomes-based education (OBE) can attest. A look back at that abandoned effort offers three lessons for those who advocate teaching values and civic virtue. These lessons are: (1) Beginning with substance, not slogans; (2) Involving private enterprise; and (3) Teaching universal truths.
Descriptors: Outcome Based Education, Social Responsibility, Values Education, Instructional Leadership, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Stakeholders, Activism
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