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Values are core traits and qualities that represent an individual’s beliefs and guiding principles, which form the foundation of who we are. Values of people in society differ from one another due to the culture, upbringing, religious beliefs and many other experiences that shape each and every human being. Primarily, values are fundamentally taught at a young age, these values are predominantly learnt from family and friends, the community and through education. Therefore, schools and teachers have the opportunity to input into children positive and worthwhile values, to help build and strengthen personal and social skills and responsibilities. (Chilana, Dewan 1998, p 65) This paper outlines…show more content…
Understanding, tolerance and inclusion: Be aware of others and their cultures, accept diversity within a democratic society, being included and including others (Lovat, Toomey 2007 p. xv), Doing your best. This value can be viewed upon as someone trying their hardest, accomplishing something worthy and admirable and aiming to do and be better. The problem with this value however, is the basis of the word best. What is the best, how is the best measured and how does one feel about doing their best. From personal experiences, the brighter student in the class were not looked upon as people who were admirable because they scored 100% in their maths test or little Johnny in music that would sing with all his might but sounded more like a broken record. In both situations each person was giving it their all best, but is it the best result they anticipate with results they desired? Some actions or practices are good in themselves (intrinsic good) and other things are good only because of their consequences (instrumental good). (Freakley, Gilbert, MacSporran 2008 p.33-34) As teachers it is therefore our role to establish to students to seek to do their best intrinsically, to be self motivated and persevere in doing so whether it be at home, school or daily activities, this then coincides to help further develop students independence, worthiness and appreciation of one self.
Secondly, let’s look at value four,
Importance of human values in education
Human values are characteristics that differentiate people from the rest of the animals. These values teach humans to recognize each other and know how to interact with one another. Education in this modern world is essential to human survival and success. People take a significant portion of their life span in school or doing paperwork. This long time requires that people have desired values to ensure the success of role of education in the society. Human values include honesty, brotherhood, openness, respect and many others.
The quality of education is crucial to the success of education in the current and future generation. The learners’ ideas must be original to sustain the quality of education. Originality requires truth from the students. Currently, almost all students of higher education levels have access to computers and the internet. A combination of computers and the internet enables students to access all the required information. These information help students do their research work to allow them to write a quality thesis, dissertations, term papers, assignments, etc. Occasionally, the internet provides the exact answer the students need; this has led to some plagiarism cases. Plagiarism lowers education quality as it doesn’t show new ideas from the students. Students, therefore, require honesty not to rely on the internet for answers. The students must be fair, go to the library and read relevant sources for their answers. In cases of thesis and dissertation, the internet is essential but should be used by the students to know what others have done in the area of research the students are interested. Truth, honesty, and fairness are essential to students’ creativity in schools.
An education system comprises different people with a broad range of characters and beliefs. All these people must interact and understand each other for smooth operations in schools. Therefore, individuals in school environment must be open to each other. The school staff and the students should be ready to accommodate each other irrespective of characters. Characters are acquired, this means even individuals with bad attitudes can change. People must be willing to listen to each other. In school, people have different abilities and problems. Some students are academically bright while others are not, some students have family and personal issues, and all these require openness to ensure the success of each other. Students and teachers must be ready to listen to each other to help those with various problems overcome their problems. Listening shows sign of acceptance. Once accepted everyone in the school would be happy and ready to do their best for the success of education system. Also, those with problems will feel appreciated.
At home, we have our parents, brothers, sisters, and neighbors. Life is boring without interactions. Most people don’t have relations at school; they suffer loneliness. Individuals must show brotherly love to one another at school. The love will make each other feel at home in schools. The friendship will also ensure corporation in co-curricular activities by the students in schools. The partnership will help students recognize the importance of group work. Since education is not only about academic fitness, the group work will give students a deeper insight in socialization.
In schools, everyone needs respect, from the cleaners to the administrators. Respect will ensure peaceful relation in schools. The students and other individuals in school will feel confident and hence work hard to achieve high academic quality.
Education and human values are partners. There can be no quality education without human values. Everyone must recognize that education is baseless without good values. The good values in schools distinguish the learned from the rest and must not, therefore, be under looked.