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The Living Values series offers a variety of experiential activities for teachers and parents to help them teach children and young adults to develop twelve critical social values: cooperation, freedom, happiness, honesty, humility, love, peace, respect, responsibility, simplicity, tolerance and unity. In each book, these twelve values are explored using age-appropriate lessons that incorporate group discussions, reading, quiet reflection time, songs, artwork and action-oriented activities.

The LVE Approach
The LVE approach and these activities are in use in thousands of locations in more than sixty countries. Educators note an increase in respect, caring, cooperation, motivation, and the ability to solve peer conflicts on the part of the students.  Aggressive behaviors decline as positive social skills and respect increase.  LVEP helps educators create safe, caring, values-based atmospheres for quality learning.
The Living Values Series of five books was initially published in English. The Living Values Series is also published in Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, Hindi, Indonesian Bahasa, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish. One or more of the Living Values Activities books is published in Bengali, Farsi, Icelandic, Serbian and Thai.  The facilitator guide for parent groups is available in Kiswahili.  Translation is ongoing in additional 15 languages, with some values units or unpublished versions of the books (available only to LVE Workshop participants) in Bahasa Malay, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Karen, Khmer, Korean, Romanian, Turkish, Urdu and Vietnamese. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Living Values Activity Series Available From Amazon and HCI Books

Living Values Activities for Children Ages 3-7
Overview of Living Values Activities for Children Ages 3-7
Publication Date: February 2001
Category: Self Development
7" x 9" - 300 pages

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Overview - LV Activities for Children Ages 3-7

Children at this age level naturally develop values-based behaviors in a values-based atmosphere. The activities include circle groups with discussion and reflection on values, but primarily offer the opportunity to enjoy and explore the values through "Quietly Being" exercises, stories, songs, games, movement, and other values activities. Activities for interpersonal social skills development, including conflict resolution, are included. Activities foster the development of peaceful, cooperative social skills, involving the children not only cognitively and socially, but also artistically. Educators can send for cassettes of songs to accompany the book. Some activities are appropriate for children two years of age.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Living Values Activities for Children Ages 8-14
Overview of Living Values Activities for Children Ages 8-14

Publication Date: February 2001 
Category: Self Development
7" x 9" - 350 pages

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Overview - LV Activities for Children Ages 8-14

A "teacher friendly" book, it contains goals and objectives, scripted daily values lessons, stories, games, and ideas for a Values Faire. Values are explained in both simple and abstract ways. Children experience values through imagining exercises, focusing exercises, and songs. Peaceful social skills and cooperative behaviors are positively developed through discussion, play, cooperative games, and applying social skills. Making values their own is nurtured through artistic activities, creative writing, and skits. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Living Values Activities for Young Adults
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Publication Date: February 2001
Category: Self Development
"x 9" - 400 pages

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Overview - LV Activities for Young Adults

A wide range of issues and personal and emotional skills are broached in this program in order to involve students 15-years and older in an enjoyable but serious exploration of values in relation to the self, others, the society, and the world. Core values lessons are offered in addition to ideas for different subject areas. Click below to see the twenty goals outlined in Living Values Activities for Young Adults, and the complete list of lessons, "steps", toward achieving those.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Living Values Parent Groups: A Facilitator Guide
Overview of Living Values: An Eduactional Program Educator Training Guide

Publication Date: February 2001  Category: Self Development
7" x 9" - 210 pages

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Overview - LV Parent Groups: A Faciltator Guide

This book offers both process and content for facilitators interested in conducting Parent Values Group with parents and caregivers to further understanding and skills important in encouraging and positively developing values in children. There are three sections. The first section describes content and activities for an introductory session, and a six-step process for the exploration of each value. In this process, parents and caregivers reflect on their own values and how they "live" and teach those values. The second section offers suggestions regarding values activities the parents can play in the group, and ideas for parents to explore at home. In the group sessions, parents play the games their children will play and learn additional methods to foster value-related social and emotional skills at home. In the third section, common parenting concerns are addressed, as are particular skills to deal with those concerns. There is a small section on the needs of children from ages 0 to 2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Living Values Educator Training Guide
Overview of Living Values: An Eduactional Program Educator Training Guide

Publication Date: February 2001 
Category: Self Development 
7" x 9" - 210 pages



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Overview - LV Educator Traing Guide

This guide contains the variety of workshops found within LVEP Educator Trainings. Sessions include values awareness, creating a values-based atmosphere, values activities, and skills for creating such an atmosphere. LVEP's theoretical model and the rationale behind the variety of activities is presented. Sample training agendas are offered for one-, two-, and three-day educator training programs and a five-day train-the-trainer session.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About the Authors
Diane Tillman is the primary author of the Living Values Education series of books.

Diane Tillman is a Licensed Educational Psychologist,   She coordinates content for ALIVE internationally and has conducted LVE seminars for UNESCO, Ministries of Education and educators in thirty countries in all regions of the world.  Prior to becoming involved with LVE, she worked for 23 years with a public school district in Southern California .  During that time, she served as a Guidance Psychologist, Special Education Psychologist, Program Specialist, and Coordinator of a Child Service Demonstration Center.
Diana Hsu is the co-author of Living Values for Children, Ages 3-7.

Diana Hsu was a teacher who worked with children aged 2- through 14- for 24 years in Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. The activities and stories she contributed were field tested in several countries. She enjoyed writing stories for children, and working with them and educators before her death several years ago. Always shining with love and cooperation, we love her and miss her.



Pilar Quera Colomina is the co-author of LVE Educator Training Guide.

Pilar Quera Colomina is the Living Values Education Coordinator for Spain. Pilar has taught in public schools for 30 years and is presently working in the Department of Education for the Government of Catalonia. Director of the educational books collection Micro-macro references Editorial Gra. Consulting, training and coaching in education systems (public and private), organizations and governments. Pilar is also the author of Manual para Educadores I and II.
































Educators around the world contributed activities to the expanded 1999/2000 edition of Living Values Activities books. Trish Summerfield is an educator originally from New Zealand, who currently directs LVE activities in Vietnam . She is the co-author of Living Values Activities for Drug Rehabilitation. She has overseen a very successful TV program about Living Values in which teens discuss values and enact activities. She and a group of LVE trainers are very active in work with street children educators and drug rehabilitation workers.

Living Values Education welcomes your suggestions and invites participation at all levels. When viewed as an ongoing process, values-based education becomes part of a lifelong learning experience. Many opportunities can be found to integrate values-based education into existing curricula. These will vary from place to place according to cultural needs. It is in the spirit of cooperation that the Program was founded, recognizing we learn from one another. We would like to thank all those who have contributed their time and energy to the Program. 

Your suggestions or inquiries please, contact Association for Living Values Education International lve@livingvalues.net

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