Purpose Clause

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Education in schools and apprenticeship programs should, in cooperation and understanding with the home, open doors to the world and the future and give students and apprentices historical insightThe ability to understand and evaluate events, traditions, and developments from the past. and cultural insightUnderstanding of various cultural expressions, values, and norms. and grounding.

Education should be based on fundamental values in Christian and humanistic heritageValues and principles shaped by Christianity and humanistic ideas emphasizing human dignity and freedom. and tradition, such as human dignityThe inherent value of all humans and the right to respect and to be treated fairly. and nature, on freedom of spiritThe right and ability to think, believe, and express oneself freely., charityThe willingness to help and care for other people., forgivenessThe ability to overcome resentment or anger against someone, regardless of whether they have acknowledged their wrongdoing., equalityThe principle that all people are fundamentally of equal worth. and solidarityA sense of unity and fellowship that motivates support and assistance., values that are also expressed in various religions and beliefs and that are anchored in human rights.

Education shall contribute to expanding the knowledge of and understanding of the national cultural heritage and our common international cultural tradition.

Education shall provide insight into cultural diversity and show respect for the individual's belief. It shall promote democracy, equality, and scientific thinking.

Students and apprentices shall develop knowledgeInformation, understanding, and skills acquired through experience or education., skillsSpecific abilities and techniques learned through practice and education. and attitudes to be able to master their livesThe ability to handle daily challenges and achieve personal goals.. They should express creativityJoy in creating, exploring, and expressing oneself creatively. and engagementActive participation and dedication to a cause or activity. and curiosityCuriosity and desire to seek new knowledge and experiences..

Students and apprentices shall learn to think criticallyAnalysis of facts and ideas to form a reasoned opinion. and act ethicallyActing in accordance with morality and goodness, considering right and wrong in actions. and environmentally consciousAwareness of the environment's condition and motivation to contribute to sustainable development.. They shall have co-responsibility and the right to participationThe opportunity to influence or participate in decision-making processes..

Schools and training companies shall meet students and apprentices with trustBelief in the reliability, integrity, and ability of a person or organization. and respectA feeling of admiration or recognition for someone or something., and provide them with challenges that promote formationThe development of a person's ethics, culture, and self-awareness. and eagerness to learn. All forms of discriminationUnfair or prejudicial treatment of individuals based on group membership. shall be combated.

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