Living Values is an innovative program offering a wide variety of experiential, values-based activities and methodologies for educators, facilitators, parents, and caregivers that enable children and young adults to explore and develop 12 universal core values: cooperation, freedom, happiness, honesty, humility, love, peace, respect, responsibility, simplicity, tolerance, and unity.
Results of the program include:
- Increased student-teacher respect
- Improved cooperation and ability to resolve conflicts
- Increased motivation to learn
- Decreased aggression as respect and caring increase
President, IAM Inc., and Director,
Living Values: An Educational
Living Values is a partnership among educators around the world. The program is supported by UNESCO and sponsored by the Spanish Committee of UNICEF and the Brahma Kumaris, in consultation with the Education Cluster of UNICEF, New York. Living Values is part of the global movement for a Culture of Peace in the framework of the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence for the Children of the World.
Living Values is currently being implemented in over 8,000 sites in 83 countries. The Living Values series of five books was awarded Learning Magazine’s Teachers’ Choice Award for 2002. Additional materials include Living Values Activities for Refugees and Children Affected by War, as well as Living Values for Street Children.
The website is www.livingvalueseducation.org.