Waves Sharon respect

  • Issue: September 1998
  • Designer: E. Carmeli
  • Stamp size: 40 x 25.7 mm
  • Plate no.: 358
  • Sheet of 15 stamps Tabs: 5
  • Printers: E. Lewin-Epstein Ltd.
  • Method of printing: Offset

The "Living in a World of Mutual Respect" program is one of the central programs of the Elementary Education Administration in the Israeli Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport. This program, which began operating in schools in the 1995 - 1996 school year, is geared to developing values and fostering positive behavioural norms which enable us to live together with mutual respect in school and other areas of our lives. Different school curricula have been devised for the program, including art programs which involve coordinators of social activities and art teachers. These programs include lessons, experiences and activities in the teacher's room, in the classroom, in the school and in the community.

In those schools that chose to include drawing as one way of dealing with the issue, the pupils submitted drawings to a regional competition. The most outstanding drawings were chosen to participate in the national contest, sponsored by the Elementary Education Administration and Arts Supervision and the Philatelic Service of the Israel Postal Authority. Some 28 drawings were selected from 120 participants. A committee which met at the Philatelic Service has chosen two drawings, one to be produced as a stamp and the other as a first day cover. Eighty three schools participated in the contest, along with teachers and social and arts counsellors. In the "Living in a World of Mutual Respect" program the pupils expressed messages, feelings and dilemmas in their paintings.

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Derech eretz - mutual respect