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This paper explains the controversy behind the assumption that part of a teacher's role is teaching morals and values to her students. The paper points out that this assumption makes teachers the subject of special scrutiny when it comes to defining what is morally acceptable and what is not morally acceptable. The paper further points out that, morality has always been un-ambiguous and imprecise and means different things to different people; hence the controversy over whether it is really the job of teachers to instill morals and values in their students.
From the Paper:"Teachers are professionals who belong to a special sector of society (Anonymous). They are not only responsible for the education of the youth but must also insure that they place these young people in the most positive, safest and most encouraging learning environment They must be fully aware of all the learning, behavioral and medical problems of students and must deal with students equally. If they do not treat them fairly and equally, they violate the right of the students and the school authorities must do something about it. Teachers are responsible to students and these students' families as their protectors and as their parents in the classroom. A 1968 Supreme Court ruling described the rights and responsibilities of teachers as "reasonable" parents and that this was the norm. The ruling gave teachers and principals the right and duty to react quickly to problems that may arise in school, to protect the students and to provide for an orderly learning atmosphere. "
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Moral Teachers (2005, November 13) Retrieved November 27, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/moral-teachers-62179/
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