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Values Acquisition and Values Education: Some Proposals

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  • P. Silcock
  • D. Duncan
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)242-259
JournalBritish Journal of Educational Studies
Journal publication date2001
Publication statusPublished - 2001


Three proposals are made regarding values acquisition in schools. It is believed that: (a) optimal conditions for the integration of values into school-students' lives will include students' voluntary commitments; (b) values learning must lead to personally transformed relationships between students and topics considered worthwhile; (c) since values learning is, arguably, the core of formal education, there has to be some consistency between what is learned and the wider socio-political scene. It is argued that these conditions are hard to fulfil via the prescribed, performance-oriented curricula currently on offer in English school classrooms.


'The definitive version is available at' Copyright Blackwell Publishing. DOI: 10.1111/1467-8527.t01-1-00174 [Full text of this article is not available in the UHRA]

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