Ethics in Education : Every Nation must change

Education :

Swami Vivekananda said ” Education is the manifestation of the perfection already in man”, what kind of perfection a man has within him ? Human mind is an incredible thing, which has an incredible power, but the way we use the talent matters a lot. According to Swami Vivekananda what is perfection ? It has an incredible message , learning should be manifested which means it should be obvious to our mind. If something is obvious to our mind, then we will never forget and we will never leave that throughout our life. Perfection means the ability to address various problems human beings encounter in society. An education which doesn’t help to face the problems, which doesn’t build good character, which doesn’t build the social responsibility within us is not an education. Perfection in human means ethics.

Nelson Mandela said “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”, what change it is about ? History always teach us a lesson, a person like Swami Vivekananda,Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi and many more always pointed ethics in education not the science. 

Why Ethics is so important ?

The simplest and best answer for this is to save humanity on planet and which means to save our planet, We humans forgetting that we are spoiling everything. The greedy human losing his control, we destroy everything and every one for the sake of money. 

Education should not be business, the most important objective of education should be to equip the students with ethical values.

“Humans are the only living being who pays to live “, of course we can not say everything is wrong but there is no limit for his act. Ethics in education might bring the change.

What kind of ethics we are talking here ?

According to Rushmore Kidder’s research , we are talking about the following ethics in education

  • Ethics of justice
  • Ethic of Critique
  • Ethic of Care
  • Ethic of profession

Moral Values in Education

The moral values in humans are going away, every generation losing some extent of morality. Rushmore Kidder pointed 5 important moral values

  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Compassion 

The funniest thing is , some has to do research to conclude that ethics is important in education

What I am talking about ? What are all these things ? Really if some one talk all about these, he will become priest, Swami because a normal man can not talk like this in society. The way people look towards you will be totally different when we talk about moral values.Have you ever tried to live your life with all the above ethics ? You will struggle, yes you have to struggle. It is not an easy go. 

Okie how can we change ? 

Let us start first with our profession, if you apply ethics in your profession then slowly you can change yourself and people around you. What is ethics in profession ? If you are a civil engineer, then think before you take the work, think before you start it, because one big project might destroy environmental balance in the future. If you are a government employee then first think about your country, how can you bring change in society? how can you serve your society ? it is not just a government employee but every one must.

But it is very difficult to change ourselves and others after certain age, we should impart ethics in our kids, teach them only about ethics till certain age, teach them how to look after seniors, teach them how to serve the society, teach them how to save our planet, teach them what is good and bad.

John Wesley said  – “Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.”

There many more things to discuss, students should learn to respect Guru (Teacher), A guru should selflessly teach his Shishya ( Student ) , these days the bounding between Guru-Shishya is going away, there is no respect on guru. Education becoming a business rather than a media to change the society. Many people argue that I am thinking only in one direction, but that is the reality, that is the fact. Dr K. C. Chakrabarty, Deputy Governor, RBI has done enough research on Indian Education System and he pointed the importance of ethics in education.

How can we impart ethics in education?

Keep on educating kids on ethics, talk good , show good and ask them to do good. The best way to induce good qualities in kids is by telling how human destroying the nature, how our freedom fighters struggle for the sake of people, most importantly we should teach kids that we should never give importance to money, we should tell them how money will change human mind and how people do mistakes for the sake of money.

Give less money to your kids, do not give too much comfort life to your kids, teach them to accept difficulties and to overcome from difficulties, because when human face difficulty, he will realise the true meaning of life.

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