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Values Education Good Practice Schools Project - Stage 1: Final Report

Values Education Good Practice Schools Project – Stage 1: Final Report

Implementing the National Framework for Values Education in Australian Schools: Report of the Values Education Good Practice Schools Project – Stage 1, September 2006 is a report of the learnings and outcomes from the The Values Education Good Practice Schools Project – Stage 1 (VEGPSP 1).

VEGPSP 1 involved the funding by the Australian Government of 26 clusters of schools from around Australia to design, implement and evaluate quality projects in values education which would reflect and utilise the National Framework for Values Education in Australian Schools in local contexts.

The project, managed by Curriculum Corporation, centred on using action research to produce good practice materials to foster better values education practice in all schools in Australia.

Implementing the National Framework for Values Education in Australian Schools: Report of the Values Education Good Practice Schools Project – Stage 1, September 2006 and an executive summary are available for downloading below. The report contains the voices of the teachers and students who participated in this project. It also contains: Case Study examples from the clusters; examples of Case Writing; key findings about the educational impacts of good practice in values education; a list of recommendations to Australian schools about what the VEGPSP 1 tells us about the principles of good practice in values education; and practical suggestions for implementing values education.

Recommendations to Australian schools about the principles of good practice in values education arising from the project are:

  1. It is essential to reach agreement within the school community about the values that guide the school and the language in which they are described.
  2. Values education is sustained over time only through a whole school approach that engages all sectors of the school community.
  3. School leadership is critical in developing values education as a core part of schooling.
  4. Values must be explicitly articulated and explicitly taught.
  5. It is critical to student learning that there is consistency and congruence between the values espoused and the values modelled.
  6. Professional learning of all teachers is critical at all stages of the development of values education.
  7. Developing positive relationships in classrooms and schools is central to values education.
  8. Success is achieved when values education is integral to all aspects of school life.
  9. Schools working in clusters can foster effective professional development and quality teaching and learning as well as provide support for values education initiatives.
  10. Supportive critical friends and mentors contribute markedly to professional development and the values education work of schools.

 

School clusters

School clusters developed case studies of their work which informed the development of the report. Extracts from the report for each cluster are also available on the relevant cluster page.

Values Education Good Practice Schools Project – Stage 2 and the Values in Action Schools Project

Values Education Good Practice Schools Project Stage 2 and the Values in Action Schools Project built on the work of Stage 1.

Download Final Report for Values Education Good Practice Schools Project – Stage 1