So, I’ve been working on this statement for my class for like. . . uh. . . 14 + hours.
I’ve literally gotten NOWHERE. 4 sentences? Possibly. . . . Ugh. My brain is about to explode, BUT I thought you might enjoy to read what I have written. Looking into my mind, sometimes, I actually say GOOD THINGS. (weird, right?)
“Impartiality is a fallacy, education is imposition.” – George S. Counts
Although some people might argue that education is about the simple transmission of information, a closer examination will show that education, large part, is about the formation of Character. Being a teacher, we are guided by all sorts of unstated and sometimes even unknown assumptions. Some of these come from our own background, some come from the board of education, some come from the other teachers, and some come from the larger culture and the business community and so on. Imposition can be done in a conscious fashion with the end goal toward improving the existing society. Paraphrasing John Dewey, teachers should recognize the moral nature of the enterprise and use their skills to create a more just society.