Values Acquisition and Values Education: Some Proposals

P. Silcock, D. Duncan

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)242-259
    JournalBritish Journal of Educational Studies
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2001


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