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Compass For Uncharted Lives A Model for Values Education by Donald J. Kirby

Compass For Uncharted Lives A Model for Values Education


Compass For Uncharted Lives A Model for Values Education by Donald J. Kirby

Responding to the growing importance of the values education movement and the need for institutional guidance in the planning and implementation of values programs, this book offers a practical and conceptual model. A founder and for fifteen years the director of the Center for the Advancement of Values Education (CAVE) at Le Moyne College, Donald J. Kirby draws on that experience to clarify and describe the development, research, and fine-tuning skills required to create this evolving, effective, operational process. He makes the process come alive giving others the power to make it a reality in their own institutions. He documents the leadership, growth process, structure, and institutional support that have enabled the CAVE model to succeed at Le Moyne. Discussing a number of approaches, Kirby offers advice for tailoring the CAVE model to various kinds of institutions, from large universities to medical, law, and business schools. Compass for Uncharted Lives provides a unique practical guide to program development, making this book an invaluable resource for faculty and administrators who want to move from desire to action in terms of values education.


Tells a wonderful story of a college taking on the values education agenda. This is an important and timely topic within higher education. - Marvin A. Kaiser, Executive Director, Society for Values in Higher Education

About the Author

Donald J. Kirby, S. J., is professor of religious studies at Le Moyne College and former director of Le Moyne's Center for the Advancement of Values Education.

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Book Info

Publication date

15th February 2008


Donald J. Kirby

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Syracuse University Press


248 pages


Philosophy & theory of education
Teaching of a specific subject
Higher & further education, tertiary education
Ethics & moral philosophy



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