A Survey of Values Education and its Connection with Character Education

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This paper attempts to examine briefly ideas on values education by various academics and how they see a connection between character education and values. It is an attempt to gather information from the results of different studies and present a synthesis systematically. Former studies mention direct links as values are natural parts of both values education and character education. Quite a number of scientists have noticed the vital role modeling of teachers as influential actors during the positive formation of their students’ character. Moreover, the necessity of the intervention of universities for the character building of their own students is emphasized. As a result, it may be concluded that the mission of tertiary education is not only science but also education in a broad sense. The aim of values education is to help families and the society guarantee a better and more moral future. This objective is shared with character education and in this respect as well, the two currents have a common goal.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2013.v2n3p131

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