The aim of this book is to provide an easily accessible, practical yet scholarly source of information about the international concern for the nature, theory and practices of the ideas of values education and lifelong learning. Each chapter in this book is written in an accessible style by an international expert in the field. The book tackles the task of identifying, analyzing and addressing the key problems, topics and issues relevant to education and Lifelong Learning.
Table of ContentsThe Ontology of Values and Values Education.- Opening the Road to Values Education.- The Ethics of Lifelong Learning and its Implications for Values Education.- Values Education in Context.- Rational Autonomy as an Educational Aim.- Avoiding Bad Company: The Importance of Moral Habitat and Moral Habits in Moral Education.- How Cognitive and Neurobiological Sciences Inform Values Education for Creatures Like us.- Challenges for Values Education Today: In Search of a Humanistic Approach for the Cultivation of the Virtue of Private Citizenship.- Combining Values and Knowledge Education.- Formalizing Institutional Identity: A Workable Idea?.- Values Education: The Missing Link in Quality Teaching and Effective Learning.- A Vision Splendid?.- “What Kinds of People are We?”: Values Education After Apartheid.- Anti-egoistic School Leadership: Ecologically Based Value Perspectives for the 21st Century.- Teaching for a Better World: The Why and How of Student-initiated Curricula.- The Neglected Role of Religion and Worldview in Schooling for Wisdom, Character, and Virtue.- Clusters and Learning Networks: A Strategy for Reform in Values Education.- Values Education and Lifelong Learning: Policy Challenge.- Lifelong Learning in Asia: Eclectic Concepts, Rhetorical Ideals, and Missing Values. Implications for Values Education.- Lifelong Learning, Adult Education, and Democratic Values: Evoking and Shaping an Inclusive Imagination.- Whole-School Approaches to Values Education: Models of Practice in Australian Schools.