Why Support Character Education?
Our children have the right to grow up in a tolerant world where everyone is respected indiscriminately.
Society in Britain is facing many problems and challenges such as xenophobia, homophobia, racism, gun and knife crime. To tackle this, we need to equip our children with an education that will help them to internalise the ethical, moral values of respect and fairness for all and seeing everyone as equals.
So much is taught in schools to help prepare children for the future; what is missing is a methodology that helps instil values of respect and fair treatment of others. The current non-statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education teachings are frequently centred around schools’ own religious agendas or narrow societal experiences, falling short the breadth of intolerances experienced by communities across the UK today.
The system is broken and to fix it we need to build understanding upon a solid foundation. That foundation is a deep and genuine understanding of human dignity and why everyone deserves respect and empathy because of that commonality.
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