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An electronic journal for leaders in education
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Giving Voice to the Impacts of Values Education


The Values in Action Schools Project aimed to discern, articulate and disseminate good practice in values education for all Australian schools. It was part of a larger values project which directly involved thousands of teachers, students and parents in 395 schools operating in 66 clusters across all systems and sectors of Australian schooling. Clusters were funded to design, implement and report on purpose-built action research projects in values education. This article is an edited and abridged extract from the Executive Summary of the report Giving Voice to the Impacts of Values Education – The Final Report of the Values in Action Schools Project. The article provides a sample of the impacts of effective values education on students, teachers and whole school communities that were identified and highlighted by the evidence and outcomes of the project.


Subject Headings

Values education (character education)
Educational evaluation