ERIC Number: EJ884014
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
Does the Australian National Framework for Values Education Stifle an Education for World Peace?
Webster, R. Scott
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v42 n4 p462-475 Jun 2010
This paper aims to offer an evaluation of Australia's National Framework for Values Education in terms of its "educative" value. The criteria to be employed in this evaluation shall be drawn primarily from the works of UNESCO and John Dewey. In addition to a re-evaluation of values, consideration will also be given to how individual learners are being prepared to participate democratically in the quest for world peace. It will therefore be necessary to determine whether the Australian framework promotes the potential for democratic participation through inquiry or whether through schooling its overtly nationalistic agenda actually stifles the capacity of persons to participate in a pursuit for global understandings and world peace.
Descriptors: Peace, Foreign Countries, Values Education, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Evaluation Criteria, Democratic Values, International Organizations, Progressive Education, Educational Philosophy, Role of Education, Educational Principles, Educational Policy, Politics of Education, Government Role, Global Education, Nationalism
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia