Why are values so Important in Education?

Jul 30

In today’s world, teaching values to our youth is more important than ever. From the moment they are born, children are extremely impressionable. They begin to form their opinions and view of the world before they even hit their adolescence. As parents and educators, we are children’s biggest and number one influences; and it is our responsibility to teach our youth about core values so they may grow up to be caring, confident and respectful adults.

Values and the school environment

Since students spend a majority of their time at school, it should be a place that supports families’ and communities’ efforts to establish strong values in students. Educators are tasked with the job of helping children see that values are not only an important part of the educational process but also to their overall development as an individual.

Values are both caught and taught

Values are caught by children as much as they are taught—which further emphasizes the fact that we must provide and be a good example for our youth. If left without a good foundation of what values and good moral character looks like, it could negatively impact the child’s sense of right from wrong. Simply put, if we expect our youth to respect others, we must also show respect; whatever values you wish to instill, you must be willing to represent yourself.

Teaching purpose and clarity

Without values and respect, children have no sense of purpose and clarity. Not to mention, their ability to think clear and straight will be distorted. By fostering an environment where core values are a focal point, it enables students to logically grabble with the moral life and encourages healthy brain development and growth.

At Core Essentials, we have worked hard to provide you with resources that will enable you to incorporate character education into your school, church or other educational facilities. Our writers have diligently prepared lesson plans and other creative suggestions which no doubt impact the values culture of your school.

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