Do Values Have a Place in Education?

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I have often heard it argued that values are subjective, relative, or a construct, and therefore have no place in public education. The modern scientific era of the last 500 years have brought incredible advances to human thought and living, but it has also meant a wholesale abandonment of values, ideology and spirituality in our public education systems. Whilst we don’t want to go back to previous forms of religious indoctrination, we may need to realise that the very essence of what it means to be human may be closely associated with human(e) core values, the lack of which may have given rise to most of our current global problems.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Specialist publicationCharacter Scotland
Publication statusPublished - 25 Feb 2014


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