Over the last decades, the Arab world has witnessed subtle changes to behaviors of human communication which have degenerated trust and eroded competence festering in the community as a major illness leaving no true leadership in view. In turn this has affected the understanding of cultural identity and purpose of many young Arab individuals. This study explores how theories of character education put in curriculum and practice at a privately owned school Hayah International Academy established in 2003 and based in Cairo- Egypt, is able to generate both a work and academic environment that carries a central role in the formation of competence and the generating of a solid cultural identity through four essential pillars: 1- the building of solid concepts, 2- the acquisition of academic knowledge, 3- the achievement of superior skills and 4- the establishment of character and behavior. The study examines and considers both Arab character education programs like Alruyah Program constructed by Nussiaba Abdel Aziz AlMutawaa and other well established programs within the field. The Character Education Program at Hayah which runs from early childhood to high-school, communicates high levels of moral development taking into consideration collective cultural codes, human behavior, components of identity and the causes of identity crises of young Arabs in order to promote effective social habits and cultivate ethical goal oriented productive future leaders. Hayah’s Character Education Program enriches the cultural landscape of its immediate community repairing the present for a better future for Egyptians and Arabs alike.
|Keywords:||Character Education, Cultural Identity, Leadership, Service Learning, Academic Competence, Behavioural Science, Education, Alruyah Program, Egypt|
Head of Character Education and Director of Arabic Studies, Character Education Department , Arabic Studies, Hayah International Academy, Kattameya, Cairo, Egypt
The British University in Egypt, Cairo, Sherouk, Egypt
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