Author(s): Kornelija Mrnjaus
Subject(s): Ethics / Practical Philosophy, Social psychology and group interaction, Sociology of Culture, Sociology of Education, Pedagogy
Published by: Filozofski fakultet Univerziteta u Sarajevu
Keywords: interculturality; multiculturality; teachers; values education; school; values;

Summary/Abstract: Values and their role in the life of man and society is a topic that researches in social and humanistic sciences have been dealing with for thousands of years. Although there is still no agreement if the values are reflection of desirable or desired behavior as their universal definition does not exist, there is generally a consensus that it is a construct that serves as a human guide for survival and maintenance in the social environment, directs man’s behavior, serves as a moral and the ethical framework. When asked whether values education, as a process through which values are transmitted and developed, is needed, a positive response will be obtained. But when it comes to the question of who is responsible for carrying out the values education and what its content should be, we will come across many opinions, both scientifically based and those based on personal preferences and beliefs. The school, as an educational institution, is often at the center of the debate on the issue of values education. Starting from those, if the school needs to interfere in morality issues at all, and if so, on which value system should build its own educational principles. The author in this theoretical work deals with the pros and cons of values education in schools, the role and preparedness of the teacher for carrying out the values education and the challenges of values education in a multicultural environment.

  • Issue Year: 2/2018
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 124-133
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Croatian