top-rated free essay

Speech Moral Issue

By Akash-Lakshmi-Narasimha Apr 22, 2015 562 Words
Reading School
Autumn 2014
Public speaking
LAMDA EXAMINATIONS
Akash Narasimha

Does faith have a place in education?

Faith is a right. We are all entitled to our own beliefs, but does this mean we should force our children, our future to take up yesterday’s beliefs? We are living in increasingly modern world; and is it right to put thoughts in our children’s minds? Shouldn’t they be able to form their own views? Or is it that we are giving them valuable knowledge to boost their start to life. People are allowed to teach their children what they want, but should this be brought into the classroom? The question here is should faith schools be allowed?

Faith schools make our children into beings of wrong and right, black and white. Religious teachings maybe open to interpretation but the fact of the matter is that faith schools suppress information. Think about that for a moment; in this world where the ubiquitous belief is that knowledge is power. That great power is being kept from these children, they are deprived of basic life education. Important topics like alcohol and drugs are taboo in most of these schools.

Parents send their children here in the hopes that they would be imbibed with the cultural values and teachings it takes other children years to cultivate too. And this is a very valid reason but it does have its flaws. But before we look at those flaws, we have to ask ourselves: why do faith schools appeal to so many?

Faith schools have changed the conventional model of learning, with religious studies lessons switched for prayers, a morning chapel or spiritual assembly and so on. They regularly top the tables in almost every area, this is because they are selective. They put likeminded people together, and they often have great pastoral care. Faith schools are often focused on passing down traditional values. This ensures the child has an appreciation for religion and culture, but is that towards all cultures?

Faith schools have been exposed to a lot of pad publicity recently. Most of it stemming from the so called Trojan horse plot. This plot, allegedly originating from letter detailing plans to wrest control of a school. This letter written by Islamists, was very controversial and portrayed faith schools in a very bad light. The head of Park view academy, Tahir Alam, wrote a 72 page document to the Muslim Council of Britain detailing a blueprint for the ‘Islamisation’ of secular state schools. This made all faith schools look like horrible places, run by sly individuals with ulterior motives. And that is simply not true, the plot in Birmingham was one case and cannot be taken as what every faith school in Britain is like.

So we have seen a few of the opinions, and the source of the giant controversy. But back to the question- well faith seems to currently hold a pretty stable place in education; however is it warranted? In my opinion- no. They cause unnecessary divide in the community and don’t allow children to make their own views and meet other people with differing views of huge topics such as abortion. So faith schools I believe that in their current form, they don’t belong in our education system; but maybe in the future we will find a way of integrating them and the wider community.

Cite This Document

Related Documents

  • Ethics and Moral Issues

    ...Ethical and Moral Issues in Business Ethics and morals go hand-in-hand in workplaces and organizations should be concerned about ethics and morals. Businesses that operate ethically and morally depend on how the managers, and employees behave, how they interact with each, and with customers. In this paper the difference between ethical issues a...

    Read More
  • Abortion: Moral Issues

    ...Abortion Some critics believe that abortion is a woman’s choice; others believe that termination of a life even before it is born is still murder. I highly doubt that pro-choice advocates would support their stance if they too believed that abortion was murder, so how then can they justify their pro-choice affiliation? The true question to be ...

    Read More
  • Environmental Issue (Moral Studies)

    ...FACULTY OF INFORMATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MPW2153 MORAL STUDIES DRAFT REPORT TITLE: ENVIRONMENTAL AND POLLUTION Group member: 1. Tai Fei Li 2. Tan Ling Qiao Date of submission:21/3/2013 Lecturer: Madam Rohaidah Binti Mashudi INTRODUCTION: Nowadays, a variety of environmental problems affect our entire w...

    Read More
  • War- Moral Issue

    ...War is a current moral issue because violence is regarded as wrong. Instead of war there should be negotiation and arbitration. War is violent conflict between human beings. There have been many conflicts and wars in history but it is known that humans have also thought about morals and ethics during that time. Although during war many lives are...

    Read More
  • Shinkasen Moral and Ethical Issues

    ...Moral and Ethical Issues Science and Technology Magnetic levitation has been around for years, this advance mode of surface high speed transportation whereby a vehicle gliding above a guide way is suspended, guided, and propelled by magnetic forces that actually allows it to float in air 4 to 6 inches in the air and travels up to 300 mph...

    Read More
  • Ethical and Moral Issues in Business

    ...l Ethical and Moral Issues in Business Lorrie A. King MGT/216 February 14, 2011 S. Fletcher Abstract Business ethics and morals can be significantly different or may overlap in many other ways. Ethics generally applies to the standards of an organizational or social system whereas morals define personal character of each...

    Read More
  • Tgg Moral Issue

    ...‘Although writers often claim they do not wish to be moralistic, almost every work contains a moral issue. To what extent, in what ways and to what effect has the author of the text you have studied explored this issue?’ F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby has to a great extent explored the moral issues implicit in his 1920’s conte...

    Read More
  • Ethical and Moral Issues in Business

    ...Ethical and Moral Issues in Business MGT 216 April 16, 2012 Joseph Demark Ethical and Moral Issues in Business In an aggressive business world where employees are to carry, and conduct them self’s in a professional manner. The conduct from an employee can rate on several levels. There is a level of business ethics and morals, and...

    Read More

Discover the Best Free Essays on StudyMode

Conquer writer's block once and for all.

High Quality Essays

Our library contains thousands of carefully selected free research papers and essays.

Popular Topics

No matter the topic you're researching, chances are we have it covered.