"Handbook for Sai Teachers
First published in July 1998. It presents an in-depth exploration of the teaching of the five Human Values based on information and direct quotes from the discourses of Sri Sathya Sai Baba. The Values of Love, Peace, Truth, Right Conduct and Non-violence form the basis of the handbook.

The meaning and application of each value is firstly discussed in a separate chapter. There is then extensive coverage of the five Teaching Techniques used world-wide.
Advice is given on how to develop Lesson Plans and on how to set up classes both in Sai Centres and in the wider community. Useful tools are offered for evaluating the Human Values program.

 The Handbook is of real value to those who wish to play a part in the great endeavour of bringing Human Values into the lives of children. Experienced teachers will find it useful, for it serves as a standard up-to-date reference on all matters relating to the teaching of Human Values. To access the "Preface" which describes the Handbook in more detail, click here.  For more information on the book, click here.
"Handbook for Sai Teachers" - Published by Divine Print Publishers 1998
340 pages 22 colour prints paperback

The cost of the book is Aus$15 plus postage .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTENTS

FOREWORD

PREFACE

PART I: PRINCIPLES OF SRI SATHYA SAI HUMAN VALUES PROGRAM

1. H
ISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY

Introduction; Sai Spiritual Education (SSE) or Bal Vikas Classes; Education in Human Values Program (EHV) in Schools; Community EHV Classes.

2. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

Introduction; The Aims of Sai Education; The Objectives of Sai Education.

3. THE COMPONENTS OF THE SRI SATHYA SAI HUMAN VALUES PROGRAM

Introduction; Sathya Sai Baba as the Founder of the Human Values Program; Divinity as the Basis of the Program.

4. THE FIVE HUMAN VALUES

Introduction; Human Values and Character; The Inter-relationship between the Five Human Values; Love is the Undercurrent; Unity in Thought, Word and Deed; The Process of Living the Values.

5. THE HUMAN VALUE OF LOVE

Introduction; What is Love?; The Sub-Values of Love.

6. THE HUMAN VALUE OF TRUTH

Introduction; What is Truth?; The Sub-Values of Truth.

7. THE HUMAN VALUE OF PEACE

Introduction; What is Peace?; The Sub-Values of Peace.

8. THE HUMAN VALUE OF RIGHT CONDUCT

Introduction; What is Right Conduct?; The Sub-Values of Right Conduct.

9. THE HUMAN VALUE OF NON-VIOLENCE

Introduction; What is Non-violence?; The Sub-Values of Non-violence.

10. UNITY OF FAITHS

Introduction; God is Love; God is One for All; Unity of Faiths in SSE and Community EHV Classes.

11. THE ROLE OF TEACHERS AND PARENTS

Introduction; The Real Teacher; Parents' Responsibilities and Duties; Teachers' and Parents' Cooperation.

PART II: IMPLEMENTATION OF SRI SATHYA SAI HUMAN VALUES PROGRAM

12. T
HE FIVE TEACHING TECHNIQUES

Introduction; Theoretical Background; The Five Teaching Techniques of the Sri Sathya Sai Human Values Program for Character Development; How to Employ the Five Teaching Techniques; Conclusion.

13. TEACHING TECHNIQUE: SILENT SITTING

Introduction; Aims and Objectives; Methods of Silent Sitting; Silent Sitting and other Teaching Techniques.

14. TEACHING TECHNIQUE: STORY TELLING

Introduction; Aims and Objectives; Methods of Story Telling; Story Telling and other Teaching Techniques.

15. TEACHING TECHNIQUE: PRAYERS/QUOTATIONS

Introduction; Aims and Objectives; Methods of Prayers/Quotations; Prayers/Quotations and other Teaching Techniques.

16. TEACHING TECHNIQUE: GROUP SINGING

Introduction; Aims and Objectives; Methods of Group Singing; Group Singing and other Teaching Techniques.

17. TEACHING TECHNIQUE: GROUP ACTIVITIES

Introduction; Aims and Objectives; Methods of Group Activities; Group Activities and other Teaching Techniques.

18. DEVELOPING LESSON PLANS

Introduction; General Format for Lesson Plans; The Syllabus or Curriculum; Factors Influencing Components of the Plan.

19. SETTING UP SSE AND COMMUNITY EHV CLASSES

Introduction; Setting Up Sai Spiritual Education (SSE) Classes; Setting Up Community EHV Classes; Other Forms of EHV in the Community; Involving the Parents.

20. EFFECTIVE PROGRAMMING AND TEACHING IN EDUCATION IN HUMAN VALUES

Introduction; Components of Effective Programming; Components of Effective Teaching; Training for Sai Teachers.

21. EVALUATION IN THE HUMAN VALUES PROGRAM

Introduction; Self-evaluation for Sai Teacher's Character; Evaluation of Sai Teacher's Teaching Effectiveness; Evaluation of Students' Progress.