Teaching Family Values in Schools

This paper is a persuasive essay on teaching family values, the basic code for all civilized societies, respect for one’s self and for others.

This paper discusses that family values goes back to the Founding Fathers and was once as important as intellectual development. The author feels that changes in the family mean that the schools are in a better to explore social issues and citizen responsibility. The author suggests that a child’s curriculum should include honesty, respect, citizenship and a respect for others.

Table of Contents
Introduction
Family Values
Variables Affecting Families
Importance of Teaching Values in Schools
Conclusion
“Teaching values within the educational system in this country goes back to the days of our Founding Fathers. “Thomas Jefferson’s Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge argued for an educational system that would fortify citizens with moral probity to resist the schemes of the enemies of liberty (Bennett 1995). Benjamin Franklin in his Proposals Relating to the Education of the Young, prescribed the study of ethics in an instructional program that would seek to instill benignity of mind (Bennett 1995). Citizenship awareness is as important today as it was in the 18th Century.