Communication as a veritable tool in value education at the primary school level: The role of the family and school
Values constitute the core of the society that serves as a framework that guides the actions of the individuals, therefore the need for parents and teachers to effectively communicate the right values. Value is considered as a worthy approach, physiognomies or singularity which can be demonstrated by individuals over issues. There is a growing concern amongst educators, parents and humanity in general about the ethical debauchery in the society. We have children who have become delinquent and as a result become a source of pain to their parents and teachers. In a bid to proffer solution to the above concerns raised, the paper took a critical look at the mode of communication of values to children within the home and school environment because the way and manner in which values are imparted to the children would go a long way to either make or mar them. The paper contends that values are to be inculcated in the family and school. The family is saddled with the responsibility of determining what values are considered right. The paper further examined the guidelines for teaching values and practical ways of making the process concrete. Based on the discussions it was concluded that the family and the school must possess and exhibit good values if they are to bequeath same to their children and pupils.