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Ethical Dilemmas in Education

Ethics is an important facet when it comes to education. The dissemination of information to others requires a great deal of responsibility and accountability and it can often become a subject to ethical misconducts. This paper would focus on the ethical dilemmas that are present when it comes to education and how these challenges can be dealt with and overcome. Discussion As the world progresses education is becoming increasingly important and crucial. Education is the basis for every developed society and is the key to bring economic and social transformation. Education is a factor that leads to the growth of economies and flourishes the state of the nations. This recognition of education has made it even more important and it is now considered indispensable to invest in education. Teachers are the mediators that are responsible for the dispersion of education in societies. Hence, in order to improve the efficiency and quality of education it is fundamental to improve the quality of teachers not only in terms of qualifications and knowledge but more importantly towards their ethical behavior which has a wider insinuation towards the efficiency and quality of education. … Education serves the purpose of producing good citizens that are respectful towards the laws, human rights and fairness. The ethical commitments of the teachers and staff are included in the transparent system of disseminating information and knowledge and it is very crucial in order to deliver quality education. (Fenner, 1999) As the world is progressing and the expanding into the advent of globalization, so is education. Education is not only a factor of production of future cognitive capital for societies but it is also an important tool to instigate and maintain cultural and social values within individuals. Due to the interaction of different parts of the world into what we know as a global village, there is more awareness and an increasing need for multi-cultural education. As most parts of the world are becoming multi-cultural, the concept of mono-acculturation has come into being. It is important to teach people about the sex/gender system and the ethnic stereotypes. It is essential to teach from the prospects of women also and from a postcolonial viewpoint since women around the world are becoming more and more aware of their rights for equality and self-actualization. It is vital to provide correct and unbiased information about other cultures and traditions. This may be aided with the presence of bicultural people who could be involved in discussions about cultures and hence provide the students with education of different cultures and breaks mono-culturalism. (Sunnari amp. Rasanen, 2000) There are a number of generalized codes of ethics that need to be followed by the educators that are often neglected and leads to the violation of ethics and proves to be challenging. The

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