Association for Moral Education

The Association for Moral Education (AME) was founded in 1976 to provide an interdisciplinary forum for professionals interested in the moral dimensions of educational theory and practice. The Association is dedicated to fostering communication, cooperation, training, curriculum development, and research that links moral theory with educational practice. It supports self-reflective educational practices that value the worth and dignity of each individual as a moral agent in a pluralistic society.

The Association emphasizes the development of moral understanding in all individuals, and believes that such development requires opportunities for engagement in moral dialogue. Through its program of conferences and publications, the AME serves as a resource to educators, practitioners, students, and the public in matters related to moral education and development, provides expertise on educational policies and practices, and provides information about moral education to interested parties in the general public.

Core Essentials

Core Essentials is a values education program, designed for grades K-5, that provides affordable, simple, and downloadable tools allowing schools to quickly incorporate values education into their curriculum.


The program provides a ‚Äúvalue of the month‚Ä̬†curriculum¬†that encourages individual classrooms, the entire school, and every family to emphasize the same aspects of each value. We believe it takes an INWARD attitude to influence OUTWARD behavior. That‚Äôs what we mean by values. A value is an inward belief or attitude that affects someone‚Äôs outward behavior. The values that Core Essentials emphasizes are common attitudes that every parent and teacher wants children to learn and demonstrate.


Core Essentials¬ģ is a non-profit organization and was begun in 1998 by concerned parents and teachers who wanted to help kids by providing quality character building resources to schools.¬†Meet our team today!

Asia Pacific Network for Moral Education

The Asia Pacific region has a long and distinguished history of moral education. The purpose of APNME is to foster and strengthen teaching and research into moral education and moral development in this region and globally.

From small, informal beginnings in 2006, APNME has grown into a formal network of educators who are either located in the Asia Pacific region, or who have a special interest in the region.

We warmly invite all professional educators to attend our events and join APNME

The venue for the Network’s annual Conference moves from country to country each year.

The 2011 conference was held in Nanjing, China Рsee Рand the 2012 conference will be held at Chung Cheng University, Chiayi, Taiwan from 15th to 17th June 2012. The theme is: Research and Practice in Moral Education: Reflection, Dialogue and Interaction.

Msc in Values Education in Hong Kong, China

Education and values are intrinsically linked. The significance of the fact that values permeate education in multiple ways has been ever more clearly emphasized in education and curriculum reform in Hong Kong since 1997. Values education in various forms, calls for better implementation as well as deeper reflection as we care for the well-being of individuals in their selfhood or personal growth, about moral life in both private and public spheres, and about the good of society and its citizens. Therefore, it is important for educational leaders, parents and youth developers to critically understand and creatively generate coherent practice in values education. In short, it is important for all educated persons to know how to deal with values. This requires adequate preparation through values education.The Master of Arts Programme in Values Education, being the first of its kind to be offered in Hong Kong, aims to help the values educators to pursue axiological inquiry in an educational context and explore varieties of values education. The Programme is introduced to help aspiring values educators, including school teachers, youth workers, caring practitioners, school managers, principals, curriculum planners, media workers, pastors and parents to develop values education in relevant manners in their sites. While accommodating the pedagogical needs of the participants, the Programme more importantly offers an opportunity for participants to reflect upon value issues as arising from their identity development, personal circumstances or educational settings.

– in China, in 2008, there was also a conference-> After Values: Practicing Values Education in Changing Societies, organized by the above University. One of the few¬†references from Asia, while so far, ‘academic writing on moral education ‚ÄĒ at least in the English language ‚ÄĒ has been dominated by a Western and Northern frame of reference and has almost completely ignored the proper representation of traditions and perspectives from the East and South’. (Taylor,2009)