In this article the authors try to locate the place of values (as life-skills) in Further Education
and Training institutions in South Africa. They emphasise the fact that education is a valuebased
and value-driven activity and that it is impossible to exclude values from education.
The problem is whether such a claim would also include institutions of Further Education and
Training attended by mainly adults. Reviewing the critical cross-field outcomes formulated
for education and training in this country, it could be argued that values are embedded in
these outcomes. This then gives rise to the questions:
• Whose values?
• What values?
• How should these be included?
Based on doctoral research conducted at selected FET institutions by one of the authors, the
article reports on the values identified by people involved in FET and, based on the findings
of the research, suggests some guidelines for how values should be integrated in education.