The Ethical Obligations For Teachers Within Education

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There are several different concepts surrounding the topic of education but most problematic is in regards to the aims of education within society. With several aims proposed by educational philosophers there is confusion surrounding what education is for and which type of education best suits the individual. Lewis (2015) posed that education promotes student learning and potential as well as fostering of community and self esteem within a school environment. Overall education is the defining product of good citizens in contemporary society, with diverse cultures, social norms and political standpoints. Liberal, vocational and wellbeing education will be discussed throughout arguing that a combined approach to education is most relevant within modern society. The ethical obligations for teachers within education will also be discussed. There are several differing viewpoints regarding educational aims namely liberal, vocational and wellbeing education. Liberal education focuses primarily on education through the means of experts, such as teachers who have specific knowledge in subject areas (Marples, 2010). This form of education allows individuals to “improve their capacity to think and understand, and….to appreciate what is worthy of appreciation” (Pring, 2004). For example, it is argued that in order to have the ability to think mathematically liberal education is necessary as it allows the individual to learn the regarded concepts that are central to these forms of
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