I feel honoured to be the founder of the charity called The International Values-based Education Trust (IVET) and its educational dimension Values-based Education (VbE), a movement for cultural transformation.
Presenting my TedX talk
I pioneered, with my colleagues in an Oxfordshire school, a successful transformational vision of quality education, which is inspiring both young and old worldwide.
My mission is to help young people, parents, teachers and other adults develop wellbeing and resilience. Countless numbers of children are harmed by poverty or the abuse of power by adults. The developmental impacts of such Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) lead to harmful effects on children’s cognitive, socio-emotional and behavioural development, which include emotional problems, mental health issues, self-concept impairment, academic deficits, social withdrawal and attachment-related difficulties. If unsupported these have devastating effects on their capacity to lead happy and flourishing lives.
Values-based schools create the ambience for wellbeing. Jane Hawkes and I created the concept of the Inner Curriculum that addresses the inherent psychological needs of every child; particularly those children who are affected by trauma.
I hope you will embrace the transformational power of universal positive human values such as respect, compassion, responsibility, justice, happiness and honesty as the foundation for a sustainable world. The impact is enhanced ethical intelligence, leading to a new narrative on which society can flourish. Our world desperately needs ethical leadership, which embraces integrity and honesty,
I believe, that there is an urgent international need to consider the purpose of education and how schools can create an educated ethical population that is able to ensure the sustainability of our world? My views are gaining support around the world, especially from young people disillusioned by what they see as an absence of values-based leadership.
I recently visited Latvia and Romania which gave me the opportunity to work with young people who are passionate to see positive changes in their countries and the world.
I invite you to be a part of this exciting movement for positive social and educational change in the world.
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