Essay on The On Public Policy And Too Little On Private Morality

812 Words Sep 25th, 2016 4 Pages
VALUES EDUCATION
This essay will focus on #2. Do you agree with Christina Sommers that ethics classes are currently focusing too much on public policy and too little on private morality? Explain. Value is a person’s principles or standard of behavior; one’s judgment of what is important in life. Ethics is defined as the morality or a moral principle that governs a person’s or group’s behavior. Values education, (Powney), “is the process by which people gives values to others. It can be an activity that can take place in any organization during which people are assisted by others, who may be older, in a position of authority or are more experienced, to make explicit those values underlying their own behavior for their own and others’ long term well-being and to reflect on and acquire other values and behavior which they recognize as being more effective for long term well-being of self and others.” In connection to this, we first learn how to value a person or a thing at home, when we were still kids, long before we’re old enough to attend school. Thus, values education takes place at home first, before schools, universities, youth organizations etc. Basically, it can be teach and learn anywhere. When I was in my elementary days, in our Values Education class, it inculcated to me that “Family is the strong foundation of a community. And community is the foundation of a country.” As I grew up, values education is often being taught or mentioned in almost all of our classes on…

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