08 Nov '11, 5am

[CNA] MOE develops toolkit for character education

[CNA] MOE develops toolkit for character education

SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Education (MOE) has developed a resource package to help schools create their own curriculum for Character and Citizenship Education (CCE). The tool kit provides checklists and broad approaches that teachers can take. Teachers will need to be supported through professional development courses and relevant research materials. But Minister for Education Heng Swee Keat said parents must not be left out of the equation. "Parents play the most critical role in the upbringing of the children, in inculcating the right values and building the character of their children," he said. "Indeed, parents are the ones who know their children best. So there has to be a very strong partnership between the parents and schools, and also between the schools and the broader community. "If you look at the sources of influence on the values and the character of our stud...

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