The 2014 Stamford Education Conference is not like just any educational forum. Aside from tackling the latest technological innovations which can be used in school or discussing the recent changes in the curriculum, it also discussed the ethics in education.
Cases Of Unethical Behaviors In School
We are very familiar with a few of the common unethical choices of both parents and educators. Believe it or not, some educators accept gift and money bribes in exchange for a higher grade for their student. In other cases, some even form love relationships with their students which are heavily forbidden in the ethics of education.
Parents are also involved with some unethical behaviors. There are times that they have been dishonest about their years of residency for their child to be able to attend a university outside their university. Some parents even do their kid’s projects just for a larger chance of getting a higher grade. These cases show that a fair and just education system is still far from our reach.
The Importance Of Ethics In Education
At home, children view their parents as their role models – they do what their parents do. Hence, if the parents perform unethical behavior, these will be their standard on what they will do in their everyday lives.
On the other hand, the school is the place where the students learn what is right and what is wrong. What they experience as school is what they will consider the norm of society. For example, if they see that cheating is prevalent in the classroom, they will think that this is the right thing to do. Hence, the role of educators is crucial as well.
Overall, ethics in education contribute to the regulation of the education system. It also ensures that education contributes positively to human welfare.