1st Edition

Teaching Values
Critical Perspectives on Education, Politics, and Culture

ISBN 9780415931076
Published October 25, 2002 by Routledge
208 Pages

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Book Description

In Teaching Values, Ron Scapp wrests the discussion of values and values-based education away from traditionalists who have long dominated educational debates. While challenging the Right's domination of the discussion of values education, Scapp examines some issues not typically raised by educators and critics on the Left, including the positive role of citizenship and national identity in U.S. education and culture.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. When the Truth is Gone: Teaching in an Age of Uncertainty 2. Happy to be Happy 3. From Substandard to Nonstandard English: Getting Beyond the Morality of Speaking Right 4. Go tell it on the Mount 5. But is he Straight: Identity, Teaching and the Simple Acts of Privilege 6. Why Multiculturalism (Still)? Epilogue Teaching in an Extra- Moral Sense

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Ron Scapp is Associate Professor of Education and Philosophy at the College of Mount St. Vincent, where he is also the Director of the Master's Program in Urban and Multicultural Affairs.