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1 Decree N ° 278, the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of EL SALVADOR: I.-that through Legislative Decree No. 917, dated 12 December 1996, published in the official journal N ° 242, Tome N ° 333 of the 21st of the same month and year, issued the General Education Act, which regulates the authorization to provide the service of education economic relations between private education centres and users of the same; as well as the supervision of the State through the Ministry of education.
II.-that the subject of "Morality, civility and civic", should allow the participation, acceptance of plurality and the valuation of diversity, which help students and students to build a moral and civic awareness in keeping with the democratic, pluralistic, complex and changing societies in which we live.
III.-that they aspire to the formation of ethical subjects capable of expressing themselves as citizens, open, tolerant, fair, free, environmentally friendly, solidarity, responsible, aware of its social debt, and able to recognize from their identity, individuality and personal as part of human dignity, capable of building projects to achieve harmonious coexistence and better quality of life for and with the others.
IV.-that it is necessary to make an inclusion in the national curriculum which is based on the objectives of the national education at all levels, from "Morals, civility and civic" as a compulsory subject that will allow individual and community development of the students.
Therefore, use of his constitutional powers and at the initiative of MEPs and the members: Ana Vilma Albanez de Escobar, David Ernesto Reyes Molina, Jorge Alberto Escobar Bernal, José Antonio Almendáriz Rivas, Rolando Alvarenga Argueta, Lucia del Carmen Ayala de León, Rodrigo Avila Avilés, José Aníbal Calderón Garrido, Manuel Orlando Cabrera Candray, Carmen Elena Calderón Sol of Escalon, Ana Marina Castro Orellana , Valentin Aristides Corpeño, Felissa Guadalupe crystals Miranda, René Alfredo Portillo block, Karla Elena Hernandez Molina, René Gustavo Escalante Zelaya, Margarita Escobar, Nery Francisco Herrera Pineda, Juan Pablo Herrera Rivas, Cristina Esmeralda López, Maytee Gabriela Iraheta Escalante, Ana Mercedes Larrave de Ayala and Mauricio Roberto Linares Ramirez, Juan Carlos Mendoza Portillo, Roberto Carlos Menjivar Vanega, Jose Mario Mirasol crystals, Lisseth Arely Palma Figueroa , José Javier Palomo grandson, Mario Antonio Ponce Lopez, Carlos Armando Reyes Ramos, Aquilino Rivera Posada, Francisco José Rivera Chacon, Alberto Armando Romero Rodriguez, Marcos Francisco Salazar Umaña, Numan Pompilio Salgado Garcia, Manuel Rigoberto Soto loop, Patricia Elena Valdivieso of Gallardo, Juan Alberto brave Alvarez, Guadalupe Antonio Vasquez Martinez, Donato Eugenio Vaquerano Rivas, Mauricio Ernesto Vargas Valdez, Ricardo Andres Velasquez Parker, white rose vines , Francisco Jose Zablah Safie, and John Tennant Wright Sun.
2 DECREES, as follows: reforms to the law GENERAL of education article 1.-reform subsection first of article 1, in the following manner: "article 1.-education is a process of permanent, personal, civic, moral, cultural and social training that is based on a comprehensive conception of the human person, of their dignity, their values, their rights and duties."
Article 2.-reforming the literal c), article 3, in the following manner: "c) set the didactic sequences in such a way that all cognitive information promotes the development of mental functions and create positive habits and desirable to the moral feelings."
Art. 3.-Add is a subsection second to the article 47, of the following way: "in said curriculum national is will include as subject compulsory the study of" Moral, urbanity and civic "in it community educational in all them levels, providing elements conceptual and of trial for them children, young and adults, develop the capacity of analysis and discussion required for take decisions personal and collective that contribute to the improvement of its performance in it society."
Article 4.-is sets its implementation in the curriculum national for the year school two thousand seventeen.
Article 5.-this Decree shall enter into force eight days after its publication in the official journal.
GIVEN in the blue room of the Legislative Palace: San Salvador, eleven days after the month of February two thousand and sixteen year.
LORRAINE GUADALUPE PENA MENDOZA, PRESIDENT.
GUILLERMO ANTONIO GALLEGOS NAVARRETE, ANA VILMA ALBANEZ DE ESCOBAR, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT. SECOND VICE PRESIDENT.
JOSE SERAFIN RODRIGUEZ ORANTES, NORMAN NOEL QUIJANO GONZÁLEZ, THIRD VICE-PRESIDENT. FOURTH VICE PRESIDENT.
3 SANTIAGO FLORES ALFARO, FIFTH VICE PRESIDENT.
WILLIAM FRANCISCO MATA BENNETT, DAVID ERNESTO REYES MOLINA, FIRST SECRETARY. SECOND SECRETARY.
MARIO ALBERTO TENORIO GUERRERO, REYNALDO ANTONIO LOPEZ CARDOZA, THIRD SECRETARY. FOURTH SECRETARY.
JACKELINE NOEMI RIVERA AVALOS, JORGE ALBERTO ESCOBAR BERNAL, FIFTH SECRETARY. SIXTH SECRETARY.
ABILIO ORESTES RODRIGUEZ MENJIVAR, JOSE FRANCISCO MERINO LÓPEZ, SEVENTH SECRETARY. EIGHTH SECRETARY.
Note: In compliance with the provisions of article 97 subsection regulation inside the third organ of the State, it is noted that this Decree was returned with comments by the President of the Republic, on 1 March of the year 2016, having been these accepted in its entirety by the Legislative Assembly, in plenary meeting from April 1, 2016; in conformity to article 137 third paragraph of the Constitution of the Republic.
Deputy JORGE ALBERTO ESCOBAR BERNAL Executive Secretary presidential House: San Salvador, to the twelve days of the month of April of the year two thousand and sixteen.
PUBLISHED, Salvador Sanchez Ceren, President of the Republic.
Carlos Mauricio Canjura Linares, Minister of education.
D. O. N ° 67 volume N ° 411 date: April 13, 2016 SP/adar 03-05-2016 legislative index
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