…values clarification will only take us
part of the way…It
misses out on the crucial element of values education. For that enterprise to
do its real work,
it is not sufficient for people to merely clarify the things they value and
approve of, to desire those
things, accept them, prefer them, incline towards them and even to seek
to emulate them. People
must also accept them as binding – commit to adopting and implementing
of conduct, types of judgement or kinds of choice, and then commend them
to other people.
One has to show that their values are generalisable and action binding.
D. EQ, Curriculum Corporation, Melb. 2003, p 7)