In fact, HH Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, praised the efforts of the Asian country during a speech he delivered at the recent Mohamed bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations gathering. In 1870, Japan introduced a moral education curriculum to strengthen some of the important traditions and customs that were declining. The aim of the program in Japan was to reward values like hard work and persistence, to encourage students to serve their school and fellow students, and to take responsibility for helping others. As part of this curriculum, students are taught to respect their elders and their teachers, to do what is right, and to be orderly and organized.
Dr. Lamya N. Fawwaz is Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Public Affairs at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology. She holds a PhD in Higher Education Administration from George Washington University and an MSc in Information System Technology.