Contents Of Books

KEY COMPETENCIES, VALUES AND CITIZENSHIP FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS
A programme for ethical reasoning for juniors in the “Key competencies” of managing self, relating to others, participating and contributing.
Topics covered  follow the values and key competencies listed in the 2007 N.Z. curriculum.

FORTY LESSONS ON CITIZENSHIP
For years 7-13 in state, integrated and independent schools. (levels 5-8)
Common code of ethics. Ethical principles. Kohlberg’s theory of ethical reasoning. Values education in all schools. The use of Power. Repeating concepts. The “upright” man and woman. Multiculturalism. Racism. Rules, customs and principles. Other people (he tangata) . Peer pressure and support. Building character and self-respect. Self-control. Apathy and initiative. Being responsible and reliable. Loyalty. Leaders-who to follow. Virtues. Vices – Selfishness, greed, envy. Making choices. Stress. New Situations. The world of work.  Budgeting. Government spending. Business ethics. Democratic government. The use of power. Laws and social covenants. Civic responsibilities. The media. Love and marriage. Spirituality and religion. Sport. Environmental sustainability. The future. Treaty Issues. Example of plays for discussion. Use of plays. Sample lesson plan. About the developer.

PLAYS FOR DISCUSSION
Fifty short plays written for the purpose of discussion, on their own, or as a basis for discussion  with lessons from “Forty  lessons on citizenship.” They are designed for use in weekly  half-hour lessons in Social  Sciences, but are useful across the curriculum. The plays were originally sight-read in an ordinary class-room with no extra resources needed, but they could be made into videos for classes whose sight-reading is not adequate. The same central family of characters appears in many of the plays, which makes them similar to a T.V.serial, and keeps students interested.

DEALING WITH VALUES
Expanding the values specified in the 2007 N.Z. Curriculum

SIMPLE ETHICAL SKELLS FOR USE IN A MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY
This book is for general use. Immigrants could find it useful in understanding the traditional ethical standards of a rapidly changing democratic society. Provides ethical guidelines not based on any particular religion but on reason and experience.

TREATY LESSON MATERIAL

First compiled as an exercise to see how this subject could be dealt with from the angle of  values education in a multi-cultural society. Provides a plan for a series of fifty minute lessons over about seven weeks for years 9-13. Source material is provided for reference and only respected historians, Michael King  and Sir Keith Sinclair are used for historical data. A short reference to the treatment of this subject in primary school is included in the extract, “Treaty Issues” from “Forty lessons on citizenship.”