Action Guidelines

The Action Guidelines are not fixed and final. The Education Charter International Council will periodically review them in the light of lessons learned from efforts to apply the Education Charter in different regions and sectors. The Council welcomes any comments and suggestions you may have regarding them.

The Action Guidelines

1. Start with the Education Charter. Let the Education Charter be your basic guide when you are planning and undertaking activities to make the Education Charter vision a reality.

2. Be a Living Example. Strive to be a living example of the spirit of the Education Charter in your day-to-day life at home, in the work place, and in your community.

3. Empower Yourself. Act boldly, and trust that you can make a difference as an individual and that your activities will catalyze the efforts of many others.

4. Cooperate, Cooperate. Create the power to affect change by building partnerships and collaborating with others, and seek win/win solutions.

5. Empower Others. Share power by being inclusive and providing others with opportunities to strengthen their capacities for problem solving, decision-making, and leadership, unleashing human creativity.

6. Promote Respect and Understanding. Endeavor to build relationships of mutual respect and trust among individuals and groups from diverse cultures and communities, and resolve differences through dialogue in a way that produces learning and growth.

7. Facilitate Self-Organization. Facilitate the spread of initiatives inspired by the Education Charter without trying to control them, counting on the capacity of human groups with a clear ethical purpose to self-organize and
achieve positive outcomes.

8. Focus on Root Causes. Focus thought and action on the root causes of the major problems and challenges facing humanity, and do not let the pressures of existing unsustainable systems and practices deter you from action.

9. Be Committed Yet Flexible. Be unwavering in your commitment to fundamental principles and ensure that the means adopted to achieve your goals are consistent with Education Charter values, but always be flexible and innovative in selecting means and methods as circumstances change.

10. Be Resourceful. Do not let your thinking and acting be restricted by dependence on money; use your imagination and be resourceful in making things happen.