Some people think that teachers should be responsible for teaching students to judge right and wrong and to behave well. Some say that teachers should only teach students about academic subjects. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Traditionally, the task of teachers was to use a variety of methods and materials to import some prepared subjects to students. It has been refuted by some people who believe that teaches should convey moral values to students. In my opinion, teachers should be responsible for correcting students’ behavior.
Ethics in plain words means studying and analyzing right from wrong. In fact, students should be aware of right things to do. Without being aware of the distinction between virtues and evils, acceptable and accusable behavior, young generation might become delinquents and criminals, rather than a productive member of society. There is a close link between the modification of young people’s behavior and disruptive behavior in societies. Teacher would reduce the number of juvenile crimes such as teen pregnancy, suicide and bullying through teaching moral values at schools.
Furthermore, ethical principles are associated with the order of a society and quality of life. It is likely to see that young adults who are unaware of standard of morality will end up with breaching their duties even law. Nor they can become happy, successful and productive. A good example to support this is that many recent business frauds, bribery, embezzlement and other illegitimate activities have been found among some well-educated individuals but unethical people. Needless to say, this may cause extremely damage to enterprises and communities.
In conclusion, teachers should play a more active role in the moral development of students, instead of simply importing some knowledge to students. They should pass on moral values and ethical principles to young adults to ensure that their students will be prepared to become productive individuals.