A comprehensive treatment of the current concern with values in education. In six volumes, a team of over 120 contributors and experts from around the world examine the issues and place them in a context of culture and diversity. Volumes 1 to 3 provide a wide-ranging consideration of the diversity of values in education at all levels, and thus represents a framework for the focus of Volumes 4 to 6, which focus more specifically on values education (moral, religious, spiritual and political). Overall the six volumes bring together the fundamental domain of values with the important issue of pluralism and the world of independent cultural traditions, to generate new, fruitful and progressive reflection and exemplars of good practice. Handsomely bound and printed they are an essential reference tool and represent a significant contribution of interest and benefit to educators, policy makers, parents, academics, researchers and student teachers.
This is a monumental piece of work...The editing is excellent...the writing is extraordinarily readable...the articles are interesting, some are profoundly challenging and some deeply moving.For anyone concerned about the future of children and their education, this series will be a great resource. It reveals how global the issues have become, how varied, complex and sensitive they are and how necessary it is for all of us, whether we are parents, teachers, students, governors or community leaders, to seek out and understand what needs to be done if the next generation is to cope adequately with increasing social and cultural diversity. - Peter Cox, TES