The Revival of Values Education in Asia & the West

The Revival of Values Education in Asia & the West

1st Edition - September 29, 1988

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  • Editors: W. K. Cummings, S. Gopinathan, Y. Tomoda
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483296388

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It is clear from cross-national investigations that the concern with values education is universal, but that national approaches to the critical questions confronting value educators are extraordinarily diverse. This volume begins by examining the context of the revival of values education, and asks why it is gaining new impact in national and local educational systems. Chapter 2 helps to locate values education in its historical time and place. The case studies presented in Chapters 3-9 provide examples of the major variations in national practice in Asia and the West; and the concluding chapter identifies many of the options open to educational leaders. The aim of the book is to provide both practitioners and scholars with insights into the latest developments so that they can approach their work with broader vision and compassion.


For undergraduate and graduate students in European and Asian studies, history, sociology, education and religion.

Table of Contents

  • Part 1: Introduction. The Revival of Values Education, W K Cummings et al. Values Education in the Curriculum: Some Comparative Empirical Data, Y Cha et al. Part 2: The West. Values Education in the Western European Tradition, J Torney-Purta & C H Hahn. The Good Citizen - A Threatened Species, M Janowitz. Part 3: Asia. Politics and Moral Education in Japan, Y Tomoda. Ideologies in Korea's Moral and Social Studies Texts: A Content Analysis, S C Suh. A Subtle and Silent Transformation: Moral Education in Taiwan and the People's Republic of China, J F Meyer. Being and Becoming: Education for Values in Singapore, S Gopinathan. Moral Education in a Developing Society: The Malaysian Case, H Mukherjee. Part 4: Conclusion. Policy Options for Values Education, W K Cummings. Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 183
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 2014
  • Published: September 29, 1988
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483296388

About the Editors

W. K. Cummings

Affiliations and Expertise

Harvard University, Cambridge, USA

S. Gopinathan

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Education, Singapore

Y. Tomoda

Affiliations and Expertise

Osaka University, Japan

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