In our globalized society groups of people with different cultures, values and beliefs live together. School is one of the places where such differences strongly emerge, especially when it comes to moral education. The families' expectancies as for the moral education of their children are not similar. The author advocates the idea that there is a common basis of values in those different cultures that should underpin the moral education in the institutions of education. This thesis is built on a historical peregrination from Antiquity to Modernity, which shows the presence of such values as respect and dignity. These may form the common ground for moral education, even in our globalized and multicultural society.
Ethics; Universal values; Education. Institutions of education; World Federative Republic