Values are taught in the classroom to help our students to:
Values in NSW public schools emphasises that values are taught in the classroom through all subjects.
The NSW Quality Teaching Framework embodies the NSW core values. Teachers who are using this pedagogical model are engaging in effective values education practice. http://www.schools.nsw.edu.au/studentsupport/studentwellbeing/values/vitcr/valuesqtf/index.php
The Values strand of Reading Enriches Learning offers complete units based on Australia titles
Values Education for Australian Schooling (from the federal government)
A place at the table: values education in the Australian curriculum
Values Education - The Department of Education Western Australia
If you search for ‘values education” there are a heap of hits.
There is also a series of books called Philosophy with Kids by deHaan, McColl and McCutcheon; Philosophy for Kids by David White and another called Big ideas for little kids: teaching philosophy through children’s literature (bib details are on SCIS) all of which I’ve used with success, but at primary level.
Philosophy for Kids (not connected to the series)
thanks Barbara Braxton for these suggestions
All Australian schools received the resources listed below in 2009.