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Author Haydon, Graham.

Title Teaching about values : a new approach / Graham Haydon
Published London ; Herndon, VA : Cassell, 1997


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 MELB  370.114 Hay/Tav  AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 177 pages ; 24 cm
Series Cassell studies in pastoral care and personal and social education
Cassell studies in pastoral care and personal and social education.
Contents 1. Teachers and values - and one politician -- 2. Education and aims -- 3. Values and moral values -- 4. Conflict and plurality in values -- 5. Two difficult values - compromise and tolerance -- 6. What's wrong with morality? -- 7. What's right about morality? -- 8. Making sense of morality - and spirituality too? -- 9. Fighting for a cause: violence, persuasion and education -- 10. Secular society, secular schools and citizenship -- 11. Values education: teachers as transmitters? -- 12. Values education: teachers as educators -- 13. Valuing teachers -- Afterword: Next steps
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [165]-171) and index
Subject Moral education -- Great Britain.
Teaching -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Great Britain.
Values -- Study and teaching -- Great Britain.
LC no. 96000931
ISBN 0304335592