Ethical Issues in Education

1046 WordsSep 16, 20135 Pages
Ethical Issue A problem or situation that requires a person or organization to choose between alternatives that must be evaluated as right (ethical) or wrong (unethical) Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another. ~ G. K. Chesterton Indeed, education is an ongoing process. We are always receiving and passing it on, adding something in the process, sometimes even taking certain things, impertinent from time to time, away from it while passing it on further. However, the industry of education is a serious one, requiring well-defined ethics and values, well-bound in visible legal outlines to regulate its exchange and distribution. Let us take a brief look at some of the most common issues of…show more content…
Racial inequality and ethnic differences have been an issue in public schools since the time public schools were founded. The foremost step towards addressing diversity in schools should come from the curriculum itself. Involving different ethnic sports and multicultural festivals at schools would mark the beginning of an attempt to combine students from diverse backgrounds into a bond of institutional unity. Moreover, including prominent historical annals derived from different ethnicity as part of a collective study of world history would encourage students to get familiar with each others ' racial, cultural and ethnic differences. Rather than letting diversity come in the way of education, the importance of diversity should be upheld. Grading - Linking Parameters with Purpose: What do grades reflect? Rather, what should grades reflect? Should they just cover the academics? Then again, what, in academics should they reflect? Should grades be considered for assessing learning capabilities, information grasping prowess, discipline in meeting academic deadlines or all of these? Then again, should failure by a student to live up to these standards be considered as laxity on the student 's part or should it be blamed upon the incompetency of the teacher? Should class participation be considered in overall grading? If so, then wouldn 't
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