The objectives clause is based on the inviolability of human dignity and that all people are equal regardless of what makes us different. When teachers show care for the pupils and acknowledge each individual, human dignity is then recognised as a fundamental value for the school and society.
Based on human dignity, human rights are an important part of the foundation of our constitutional state. They are based on universal values that apply to all people regardless of who they are, where they come from and where they are. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is also a part of human rights, giving children and young people special protection. The education and training given must comply with human rights, and the pupils must also acquire knowledge about these rights.
Equality and equal rights are values that have been fought for throughout history and which are in constant need of protection and reinforcement. School shall present knowledge and promote attitudes which safeguard these values. All pupils shall be
treated equally, and no pupil is to be subjected to discrimination. The pupils must also be given equal opportunities so they can make independent choices. School must consider the diversity of pupils and facilitate for each pupil to experience belonging in school and society. We may all experience that we feel different and stand out from the others around us. Therefore we need acknowledgement and appreciation of differences.
Human beings are vulnerable and make mistakes. Forgiveness, charity and solidarity are necessary principles for the growth and development of human beings. Each person's convictions and principles must be taken seriously so that we can all think, believe and express ourselves freely. Pupils must also contribute to the protection of human dignity and reflect on how they can prevent the violation of human dignity.