A Person's values have an enormous effect on the development of their life. Over the years, attitudes towards people and their individual values have developed and changed, and it is especially noticeable in the world of teaching. This thesis focuses on the goal, to show the impact of the development of society's attitude towards values has had on the teaching method in commercial education. Through investigation it has become apparent that traditional values, such as order, diligence or discipline have been replaced by others, such as self-development or spontaneity. Also in family life, where everyday education plays an important role, this passing on of values and their uses is apparent. This tendency is due to the changing family structures which in series influence the way of upbringing children. A lack in familial conveyance of these traditional values has led to an ever increasing appeal to schools to try and remedy the problem themselves. Austrian commercial academies have already officially anchored such values into their curriculum and through both the commercial and legal assignment of these issues; teachers have been set a great challenge. In order to bring out the best results with the leading variety of values, within the framework of these developments such essentially traditional values have begun to be elicited within lessons. Thus, counting values such as order, accomplishment and diligence along with independence, discipline and self-development amongst the most vital within the teaching repertoire. In order to arouse, in the younger generation, an awareness of these important values, appropriate teaching methods have come into use to act as a support for value orientated tuition. This educational approach of teachers from superior vocational schools has allowed them to give a successful, targeted education of values within the framework of their lessons, and thereby enable competent students to develop into responsible adults.