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Values are what one considers of crucial importance in life; what one cherishes and treasures such that they provide motivation and guidance to one’s actions. “Values are the ideals that give significance to our lives; that are reflected through the priorities we choose; and that we act on consistently and repeatedly.” (Brian Hall, 1994, Values Shift)


UNESCO, in its Revised Recommendation concerning Technical and Vocational Education, adopted in 2001, emphasizes the need for TVET systems to adapt to the changes and demands of the knowledge-based society of the twenty-first century. A sustainable knowledge-based society must be values-centred, anchored on the respect for life, human dignity, the plurality and diversity of societies and cultures, human labour and work as source of self-actualization and self-fulfilment, as well as the power that fuels all economic and social development.

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