Values in a democractic society

Meredith Doig / 07 August 2013

Conservative religionists like to claim there is an alarming ‘values deficit’ in our schools.  Not so.  I just came across the following resource available for Australian school teachers, one that encapsulates pretty neatly the sort of values I would like to see inculcated into the next generation of young Australians.

Values and democratic society

The moral and ethical values of a society determine what people think is right and wrong. The laws of a society also reflect the values of the majority of citizens in that society. As a society changes or its values change, new laws will develop. In a democracy, citizens will pressure the government to amend or introduce new laws that better reflect the changing values of the society.

via Values that underpin democratic life

All the more reason.

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