The overriding goal of values clarification is that each person (student) will be able to independently define his/her own value structure. Critical thinking educators concur that this is the most important function of the curriculum. The focus of values clarification is to emphasize the establishment of a system of justice, which will promote the well being of the person as an individual.
Helms, R. G.
(2010). Values Clarification. Encyclopedia of Educational Reform and Dissent.
Preprint version of book chapter.