The UNESCO APNIEVE Centre for Values Education.


UNESCO-APNIEVE is a not-for-profit educational organisation established in South Australia in May 2000 to foster well-being among educators, community members, youth, and business owners, and to foster the values needed for a harmonious, equitable and sustainable society. The APNIEVE network of educators was established in the Asia Pacific region by UNESCO in 1996 to promote values in education for peace, human rights, democratic citizenship and sustainable development. Since that time the Australian chapter of UNESCO-APNIEVE has expanded its activities to the broader community and to publishing works related to our mission and values.

UNESCO-APNIEVE conducts teacher and community workshops, develops learning resources, publishes written works, conducts research and personal and professional development, and consults to educational institutions, government and community agencies on a wide range of human development and values-related issues. The key focus is fostering individual and collective well-being on all levels, for the full development of the whole person, who is empowered to participate fully and equally as a family and community member, worker, teacher or learner, and an active citizen.

The philosophy is consistent with that expressed in UNESCO-APNIEVE's sourcebook: Learning to Be, for the integrated development of the whole person, so that personal and collective well-being may follow, including civic responsibility, ecological stewardship and the preservation of our cultural and natural heritage.

APNIEVE conducts community meetings, networks, webinars and workshops for information exchange to facilitate the development of future community leaders and responsible citizens.

More information about UNESCO-APNIEVE Australia may be obtained from: 


Recent Publications

  • Quality Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) - Dr J de Leo. 

    A handbook for integrating values, knowledge, skills & quality features of ESD into schooling.

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  • School-Community Involvement - Dr C Gregoric

    The involvement of community and business in schools.

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  • Facilitating language acquisition through multimodal instruction. Dr S Nallaya

    An inquiry into the development of English language proficiency using multimodal instruction.

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  • Malaysian Primary Schools: A cross-cultural comparative study - Dr Nordin Abd Razak

    An extensive comparative study of culturally-based Malaysian Primary Schools.

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  • The Red Carpet. J Madden

    Janice's stories tease into life the threads of love woven into the fabric of her life that link human beings across generations, continents & cultures.

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  • Found him - He's done it -
    Sandra Brett

    A story of loss and grief as a mother struggles to reconcile her son's death in the aftermath of suicide.

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  • Knowledge Sharing for the Development of Learning Resources. Dr. J.E. Harrigan

    A step by step learning experience in sharing knowledge for developing learning resources in schools, communities and the workplace. The e-book is now available on Amazon.

  • From Real to Reel. Folk Dances of India in Bollywood Cinema. Vikrant Kishore

    Representing traditional Indian folk dance forms in the song and dance sequences of contemporary Bollywood cinema. The e-book is now available on Amazon.

  • Grandad's Letters. J Madden

    A sensitive presentation of the wisdom-filled letters of George Madden to his grandchildren in Cheshire and North Wales in the 1970s.

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  • Brushstrokes into the World of Mathematics. Drora Booth

    A brilliant analysis of the mathematical patterns found in children's artwork collected over a lifetime of teaching.

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  • Coming Publications

  • Zapping In. R. McCulloch

    Advertising Account Planning. Analogue Past. Digital Present. Cyber Future.

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Your Values Our Future



  • We conduct workshops for teachers, community members, business and workers in a wide range of topics primarily to promote well-being and values development and networking for mutual support.

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  • Our team of expert educators conducts research and consults to schools, governments, business, community organisations, and educational institutions.

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