General : Adopt heart-based approach as part of special education needs strategic plan - Nori
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16 -- Adopting a ‘heart-based’ approach towards nurturing future leaders must be considered as part of a strategic plan for students with special education needs (SEN), Yayasan Budi Penyayang Malaysia chairman Nori Abdullah said.
She said in this context, a heart-based approach means conscientiously having the quality and matters of the heart inform one’s decisions, actions and outcomes.
It is also practising things like compassion, empathy, consideration, kindness and love, which are universal and do not require to be of a particular religion or faith, she said.
"… if we believe that leaders need to have compassion, empathy and things like courage and a conscience, it will simply take these same qualities to nurture them in young people.
“By definition, you can’t nurture (future leaders in young people) without