Reflection on Education and Death Penalty
This study aims to explore my persisting gap between educational concepts and practices, and also the researcher’s ultimate faith in education. Through the implications of this study, I wish all teachers would affirm their ultimate faith in education and become a person who would never give up on any student. This study originated from a course on education philosophy. The course forced me to face the difference between educational concepts and practices. Through the reflection cycle of the self-narrative approach, this study tries to clarify the ultimate values of teachers, and then the judgment that teachers should never give up on any person is derived.
This study considers that education is a career which does not give up on anyone. In terms of death penalty, it means to abandon the possibility of education. Beings in the career of education should think about the ultimate link between these two situations. The study finds that there is a paradoxical relationship between educational concepts and death penalty, and the two would not co-exist in a same person’s value system. Finally, I was able to confirm my consistent value system. Publishing and sharing this article will provide teachers an opportunity to reflect and engage in self-dialogues regarding their value system.
|關鍵詞||師資培育、教育哲學、價值論、teacher education、philosophy of education、axiology|