The teaching of values in teacher education
This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2007 Conference, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. Teachers plan lessons and research information needed for effective teaching. What is often forgotten or overlooked is that in the selection of what information to teach they use their own value systems for this selection. What messages this selected information pass on to students go unattended and unevaluated. It is important to note that the process of content and teaching approaches selection includes ways of thinking, warrants of what is valid knowledge to be taught and modes of discourse. It is like there is a prescribed way of thinking that all teachers ought to follow yet this is not the case.