Nurturing Teacher Wellbeing Through Values Education

Chapter

Abstract

The aim of this chapter is to describe values education in South African schools and its effect on the wellbeing and integrity of the teacher. This exposition of values education and teacher wellbeing is set within a context of rapid political, social, economic, and educational change in South Africa. Research conducted in various South African values education projects suggests that identifying important values is just the beginning. The real ongoing challenge remains of first grounding these values in the contextual society and second promoting them at schools in an effort to improve both teacher and student wellbeing and personal integrity.

Keywords

Teacher Education Student Teacher Pedagogic Content Knowledge Teacher Education Program Moral Dimension 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of JohannesburgAuckland ParkSouth Africa

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