Development of Moral Among School Students

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DEVELOPMENT OF MORAL AMONG SCHOOL STUDENTS

Dr.R.Sivakumar
Assistant Professor of Education
Annamalai University

Abstract

The aim of education has always been to prepare and enable the youth for life, to form in them those personal characteristics which are essential for life and whose formation makes part of life preparing. Moral education as universal phenomenon is accomplishing in particular ways and studied actions. As social institution, the school has always been interested in moral problems and moral education. Teaching moral character is an important role for all teachers. The process begins at home with a student's parents or guardians but it continues every day within the classroom setting. Teachers are responsible for the well-rounded growth of their students as well, including the moral development of those students. As students learn to apply classroom morality to the real world, they form an understanding of the overall concepts of morality and justice.

Introduction

Education is old as men kind and society. It is formed during the process of humanizing and socializing of man, it always follows all these changes and it has become the significant factor and catalyst of later development and building of the society as human community and the man as social and human being as well. The aim of education has always been to prepare and enable the youth for life, to form in them those personal characteristics which are essential for life and whose formation makes part of life preparing.

One of the biggest challenges of character education is to aim maturity of moral cognitive aspect. It is a fact that student's behaviour and activities are determined by value system of their society. Different exogenous factors direst their behaviour and define their position in society. This paper deals with questions of prevention in order to create favourable climate for development of every individual in society, this implicit conditions where young individual will develop in active citizen, without prejudices about other people that sometimes are different from him and belong to the same society.

Moral

Moral considerations stem from factors intrinsic to actions: consequences such as harm to others, violations of rights, effects on general welfare. Moral values refer to the acceptable conduct of rational people evaluated by other rational people. Morals have a greater social element to values and tend to have a very broad acceptance. Morals are far more about good and bad than other values.

Moral Education

Moral education as universal phenomenon is accomplishing in particular ways and studied actions. As social institution, the school has always been interested in moral problems and moral education. The complexity of teacher's role in the process of moral formation of student's character in school comes from, among the rest, practical realization of demands, in moral education the students should become an active participant in development of its own moral qualities, while the teacher should be co-operator and person who directs.

In education, moral conduct is closely aligned with ethics and ethical codes that outline how teachers, administrators and students should behave. Unless they know what is expected of them, students do not know how to behave. Therefore, teachers must develop creative methods of teaching acceptable moral values so that students have some basis of reference for the moral decisions that they will make in life.

How to Promote Moral Character Development

Moral character is the foundation of a society whose members communicate well and work in harmony with one another. Teaching moral character is an important role for all teachers. The process begins at home with a student's parents or guardians but it continues every day within the classroom setting. Teachers promote moral character through their daily activities by modeling socially acceptable behavior,...
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