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Lived not taught: life and values in school from a children's perspective

Author(s) Torstenson-Ed, T:  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 2003  
Editor Europe of Many Cultures, Alastair Ross Ed.  
Language English  
Age group -  
How do children learn values in life? Is it by being taught about right and wrong at school? Or is it by living and gaining experiences in life? Schools throughout Europe are talking about citizenship and democratic values, and in Sweden we have introduced something called a 'values-based curriculum', about democratic values of equality for all humans, both men and women, and solidarity with those in need. Teachers in schools are supposed to teach the pupils these values, which motivates the question in the title of this paper.

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