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Valuable Pathways, the values and attitude manual for secondary schools, will be launched on Friday (Nov. 25) at the Jamaica Conference Centre downtown Kingston.
Minister of Education, Youth and Culture, Maxine Henry-Wilson, will be the guest speaker at the launch, which is expected to get underway at 10:30 a.m.
The manual is a project of the HEART Trust/NTA in association with the National Campaign on Values and Attitudes and the Technical High Schools Development Project (THSDP). It is designed to assist students, parents and school staff to demonstrate appropriate values and attitudes in their speech, dress code and overall conduct, explained THSDP Director, Loveda Jones said.
The resulting effects, she noted, would be a more disciplined society.
The director is of the view that, “values beget our attitudes and our attitudes beget our behaviour.” She pointed out that though teachers and parents were required to play an important role in helping students to inculcate appropriate values and attitudes, students must take the responsibility for demonstrating them.
The manual consists of three modules each comprising a number of units. The units are then broken down into focus points and a brief outline.
It also highlights the “critical ten” core values, which are: respect for self, others, life, property, the environment, law and order; honesty; kindness; love; justice; forgiveness; teamwork; learning; creativity and innovation; quality and accountability.