SAFER Training Programme (English)

Character Education Theoretical Background – Implementing Character Education in Schools

As previously mentioned, Schools are Educational Institutions that have a dual role – not only to facilitate children’s cognitive development but to also teach them values and important social skills, both crucial for their development and overall wellbeing. Numerous Character Education programmes were developed to help school communities reach the aforementioned benefits. The “REACH Beyond Tolerance” programme for example, is especially designed to enhance responsibility and relevant behaviors to primary (elementary) grade pupils. The programme aims to help students adapt and function effectively within an ethnically and culturally diverse world – which includes a vast variety of characteristics and categories such as race, ethnicity, culture, gender identity and gender expression (Hollingsworth, Didelot, & Smith, 2011).