THE IMPORTANCE OF VALUES IN THE ALGERIAN EDUCATIONAL SYSTE
Values have been included at three levels in the recent reforms of the Algerian education system (2003): the philosophy that is the basis of this reform and its main objectives, the targeted values, as well as the values education strategies. Determining the precise place of values in these reforms, allows a better understanding of the phenomenon of values education in educational institutions, as well as its practices. It can also be a tool for further evaluation and reconstruction of the reform. The targeted values are identity and universal. Values education curricula combined the hidden curriculum with the direct approach. Nevertheless, a set of gaps has been identified, the most important of which is the lack of a clear and progressive value system in the early school years, and the lack of a specific value plan defined by operational schedules. Also, the lack of training of trainers on how to carry out values education and train them on its stages and strategies.
Keywords: Values, The Reform of The Education System, Values education, Values Education Strategies.