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Values Clarification: A Handbook of Practical Strategies for Teachers and Students
Values Clarification A Handbook of Practical Strategies for Teachers and Students Author:Sidney B. Simon, Leland W. Howe, & Howard Kirschenbaum Rarely in te school curriculum is direct attention given to a crucial educational experience—the examination of values, ideals, goals—even though the value systems which students develop are directly related to the kind of people they are and will be, and to the quality of the relationships they form. — Designed to engage students and teachers in... more » the active formulation and examination of values, this book is unique in content and format. It does not teach a particular set of values. There is no sermonizing or moralizing. The goal is to involve students in practical experiences, making them aware of their own feelings, their own ideas, their own beliefs, so that the choices and decisions they make are conscious and deliberate, based on their own value systems.
This implortant and relevant book presents numerous practical strategies which plunge student and teacher directly into the evaluating process. Students will find these activities intriguing, and closely related to their personal lives. Teachers will find the suggestions simple, practical, stimulating.
Sidney Simon is Professor of Education at the University of Massachusetts; Leland Howe is Assistant Professor of Education a Temple University; and Howard Kirschenbaum is Director of Adirondack Mountain Humanistic Education Center. Professors Simon and Kirschenbaum are co-authors of WAD-JA-GET? The Grading Game in American Education.« less