Teaching about Values: A New Approach

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Cassell, 1997 - Education - 177 pages
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As calls for schools to teach right and wrong gather momentum, we need to reflect on what such calls may mean for the ordinary teacher. If morality is to be on the curriculum, it will inevitably be a cross-cumcular issue, and may involve every teacher. But this will place responsibilities on teachers that, so far, they are professionally ill-equipped to handle. Teaching About Values is the first systematic treatment of the subject. It analyses the values of teachers and the values that teachers are supposed to foster. It also acknowledges that questions of values come into almost every educational decision or policy, whether explicitly or implicitly. The book is accessibly written in language that is understandable to the non-philosopher. It is primarily aimed at teachers and student teachers, who need to be able to reflect as clearly as they can on the nature of their enterprise, the values involved in it and the values they bring to it.

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Secular society secular schools and citizenship
109
Values education
119
teachers as educators
134
Copyright

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Graham Haydon is Visiting Professor of Education and Israel Studies at UC Berkeley.

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