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Issues and Concerns in Children's Values Education


Fyffe, L and Hay, I and Palmer, G, Issues and Concerns in Children's Values Education, Proccedings 2004 2nd Annual International Conference on Cognition, Language, and Special Education Research, 3 - 5 December 2004, Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise, Australia, pp. 104. (2004) [Refereed Conference Paper]


Values education is often controversial reflecting contradictory but deeply held beliefs by different sections of society as to what are core human values. There has also been a shift in how values education is taught in schools over the last 30 years. These changes are discussed along with recent intervention programs and the problems associated with the measurement of children's multidimensional values profiles. The paper outlines the design of the Children's Values Profile, a multidimensional instrument to assess children's self-perceptions of their values. It is argued that such an instrument would assist educators to systematically and objectively evaluate the effectiveness of values based intervention programs and identify the characteristics of students with high and low values scores, and the impact such scores had on students' educational outcomes and behaviour.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Early childhood education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Hay, I (Professor Ian Hay)
ID Code:60742
Year Published:2004
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2010-02-17
Last Modified:2012-02-28

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