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International Journal of Educational Research

Volume 50, Number 3

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Number of articles: 9

  1. Values education and holistic learning: Updated research perspectives

    Terence Lovat

    The article introduces the special issue by exploring international research findings that identify certain forms of values education constituting an effective catalyst for good practice pedagogy... More

    pp. 148-152

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  2. What works in values education

    Marvin W. Berkowitz

    Values education (alternatively, moral education, character education) is the attempt, within schools, to craft pedagogies and supportive structures to foster the development of positive, ethical, ... More

    pp. 153-158

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  3. Holistic school pedagogy and values: Finnish teachers’ and students’ perspectives

    Kirsi Tirri

    The purpose of the study was to identify the components of holistic school pedagogy as identified by a sample of Finnish secondary school teachers and students from two schools. Holistic pedagogy... More

    pp. 159-165

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  4. The impact of values education on school ambience and academic diligence

    Terence Lovat, Neville Clement, Kerry Dally & Ron Toomey

    The article will focus on demonstrating the effects of values education on enhancing students’ academic diligence through the more positive ambience it creates in the school. Evidence will be drawn... More

    pp. 166-170

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  5. Values, virtues and professional development in education and teaching

    David Carr

    This paper addresses conceptual issues concerning values in teaching and the professional education of teachers. Proceeding from rejection of a common (empiricist) account of values as subjective... More

    pp. 171-176

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  6. Enhancing teacher moral judgment in difficult political times: Swimming upstream

    Jacques S. Benninga, Richard K. Sparks & Susan M. Tracz

    Teachers at eight elementary schools in a large metropolitan school district participated in a multi-year program of professional ethical dilemma discussions that took place at monthly school... More

    pp. 177-183

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  7. Personal character and tomorrow's citizens: Student expectations of their teachers

    James Arthur

    Research evidence from UK primary and secondary schools suggests that students expect teachers to engage in character development and values education and that this assists in their holistic... More

    pp. 184-189

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  8. Values education: The Power2Achieve approach for building sustainability and enduring impact

    Matthew Davidson, Vladimir Khmelkov, Kyle Baker & Thomas Lickona

    Schools today struggle to prepare students for the moral and performance character challenges they will face in the 21st Century. Whether it is bolstering academic performance, reducing dropout, or... More

    pp. 190-197

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  9. Values education in the Soviet State: The lasting contribution of V.A. Sukhomlinsky

    Alan Cockerill

    Vasily Sukhomlinsky (1918–1970) was arguably the most influential Soviet educator of the post-war period. He was a practising teacher, and from 1947 to 1970 was principal of a school in the... More

    pp. 198-204

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