The Advantages Of Teaching Values In Schools

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Register to read the introduction… The first advantage is that standardizing the value system will bring uniformity. In short, all students will receive the same education. The second advantage is that the classroom is the ideal setting to merge textbook information with real-world scenarios. Third, young people spend eight hours a day, five days a week at school. During this time, students interact with other students, teachers, coaches, and other school personnel. This means that the students have the opportunity to learn and then do. Hence, teachers have the chance to observe practical application of the values system and provide real-time …show more content…
This is seen as values are applied to different contexts. This is also seen as values are ranked according to importance based familial preference. The result is value conflicts. These differences are significant in conflicts and in an individual’s interpretation of the conflict (Sverdlik, 2012). For example, the Jones family has always been a family that valued a hard days work. The Smith family, on the other hand, has always deemed higher education a priority. One day the two families meet and argue each side. The end result is an opportunity for learning and growth. The Jones family walks away knowing that hard work is important, but that pursing education may prove more beneficial. The Smith family walks away knowing that education is still important, but that it may have to be supported by an honest days work. Other arguments highlight the disadvantages of values education in the school. One concern is that there will be a challenge in determining which values to teach. In addition, there is concern that schools will have a difficult time separating moral, cultural, religious, and political beliefs from the values system. What is an even greater concern is that children will be confused and misguided as they return to homes that do not support or reinforce values taught in the …show more content…
The current practice of teaching values at home is failing. Crime rates are rising. School dropouts are increasing. Unemployment is going up; and the moral conscious of the nation is disappearing. The solution is to teach values education in the school system. This can be done effectively by clearly defining what will be taught. This definition will exclude any religious, cultural, or political convictions. This will help maintain the integrity and uniqueness of each family and its members. Once the values system is established, students and family members will undergo training. This will help build communication and relationships within families. Family members will then be asked to consent to participate in, reinforce, and support the values system. Once this standard is in place, everyone will know the expectation and will be guided by its

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