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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Vol. 38 No. 22. September 11, 1975



Few would know that the first ever meeting of the Values Party was held at this University, and it seems rather ironic to me that in one of the supposedly most "socially aware" Universities in New Zealand, a reformation meeting should be necessary. While many (maybe even most) of you may have a vague idea of what the Party stands for (environmental control, zero-population growth etc.), I think that the major contribution of the Party is that it offers alternatives to the present attitudes of people (re-education, work, housing, the environment and so on).

For example, the principles of the education policy of the Values Party are that: Education is the development of the whole person (physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, economic, political, and social) rather than simply the processing of the person into society.

Education is a lifetime growth, not confined to formal institutions or particular age groups. That equality of opportunity implies that diverstiy in the style of education is necessary to meet an individual's needs.

And that the procedures of co-operation and participatory democracy are necessary to accomplish these principles.

So if you are curious, sympathetic of just square like me why not come to the Lounge/Smoking Room on Monday 22 September at 8.00 p.m.