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Value-Oriented Education in Schools: Theory and Practice

 
Rajinder M. Kalra (Author)
Synopsis Students, in developing countries, are in the midst of a overwhelming "values" crisis. Seeking more of what western culture can produce, some of the students push for the adoption of western ideas and practices. They are faced with a choice: either staying as they are or adopting the western value system in total and rejecting everything they have known. This confusion and conflict results in literally tearing apart the cultures of the students. A promising approach for dealing with the emerging values crisis among the students is the rejection of the idea of imposing "right" values upon them. Instead we teach them a process and a set of criteria by which they can arrive at and evaluate the soundness of their own values. This approach might give students a set of tools and skills for sorting out the alternatives which are available and the consequences which may result as they continue to live with a focus on their values. "Values" concept is directly related to student growth and development, which needs to be emphasised. This book is an attempt to achieve this objective. It deals with the theoretical as well as the practical aspect of inculcating human values among students in the school system and it also focuses on values clarification among students, process used to develop and evaluate curriculum materials; process used for assessing values; curriculum construction and research. Hopefully, this book may be useful for teachers, students and policy makers.
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About the author

Rajinder M. Kalra

Prof. Rajinder M. Kalra, former Dean (Academic) NIE, Prof. And Head. , Department of Educational Measurement and Evaluation, NCERT, got his Doctorate in Education and Masters’ in Education (Curriculum Consultant, Secondary) and Masters’ in Chemistry from USA and Canada. He has written several books, papers, and articles and won international recognition for his outstanding contributions in educational experimentation and innovations. He was honoured by the Canadian Teachers Federation, Ottawa (Hilroy Fellowship), NSTA Washington Star Awards, and ChemicalInstitute of Canada Award, Ottawa. Dr. Kalra has been actively involved in Commonwealth, UNESCO, UNDP, UNICEF and World Bank assisted Projects. He had been appointed as a visiting Professor in Canada and U.S.A.

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Title Value-Oriented Education in Schools: Theory and Practice
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st Ed.
Language: English
isbn 8175411147
length 155p., Figures; Illustrations; 23cm