I know I don’t know anything – ipse nihil Scire id unum Sciat
He believes he knows only one thing (Socrates).
Learning is about learning things you didn’t know you had
Latin term Educatum, which is the act of training or teaching others, gives rise to the word education. It can influence almost every aspect and part of our lives from childhood onwards. How we become as individuals and families is affected by education.
Education is available to everyone, and is found everywhere. You can see, hear, and read about education in all media, including books, movies, advertisements, television, and theatres. It is also available online and at work. The media world is saturated with educational information, research reports, and teaching methods.
Education is becoming more important. Science and technology have significantly increased the basic need. The workforce must be educated to keep pace with technological advances.
This demand is being met by both governments and private providers.
To meet the growing demand for education, innovative methods and sometimes unconventional approaches are required to transfer knowledge to the next generation.
Although the most important changes in education systems have occurred over the past century, they have been changing continuously since the beginning.
The most important components of human society are education, religion, and morality. This work will discuss all religions. We will not discuss differences between Christianity, Judaism or Islam. Nor will we discuss specific religions’ influence on particular ethnic groups.
This discussion focuses on the effects of religion and morality upon education and the relationships between them.
Religion has had a significant impact on human history. Education and knowledge have been a boon to societies all over the globe.
Religious leaders are concerned by the rise in secular scientific education because they fear it will have a negative effect on their religious faith. Social scientists also support this concern, arguing that scientific and educational advances can result in the loss or reduction of religious faith.
My observations show that there is an obvious asymmetry in biblical literalism and secular learning. A person who is biblically-literate will be less open to accepting or carrying out secular scientific research findings than his or her counterpart. This means that a person who is scientifically literate will be more open and willing to accept the findings of secular scientific research than someone who is biblically literate.
This is evident in mixed societies like Israel. This observation suggests that someone who has received a secular education is more likely to absorb biblical influences than someone who has been biblically literate.
When we examine religion and morality, there are many problems. Sometimes it is claimed that morality is embedded within religion or that religion is moral. However, a moral education doesn’t have to be religious.
There are obvious differences between religions and moralities, particularly in terms of their goals and objectives. Moral education in schools serves two purposes: to foster virtue and to open a cultural dialogue about moral issues that are part of our culture.
Modern times have seen education become more dependent on technological and economic developments.
But religion and morality are more important than materialism for the life meaning and essence.
Religious leaders claim that without a religious component in education, we may lose the ability to talk about virtue, love, self sacrifice, community duties, and justice. The lack of religion in education curricula can lead to hostility between religious groups, which may cause communities to be divided and even start cultural wars.
The belief system of Atheism is that there is no connection between morality or religious behavior and that it is important to teach morality without referring to religion. The practices of religious groups show the falsity of the assertion that morality is independent from religion, and therefore it is unnecessary to differentiate between them. Many psychological influences can be found in the morality realm by practicing religious beliefs. To put it another way, the endorsement of religious beliefs implies a particular perspective on morality.
My family immigrated from Hungary to Israel in 1948. I went to the Orthodox Chasidic Quarter of Bnei-Brak, where I studied at Wischnitz. It was named after Wischnitza (a Ukrainian town). My father complained to the teacher that I was disrupting peace by asking questions. I refused to accept that the Rabbi quoted from the Bible “Naaseh V’Nishma”, meaning “first we’ll make and then we’ll understand” in plain English.
“Just do what I say, explanation will follow “… I needed the explanation first…
History has shown that politics is driven by a desire to incorporate religion and morality into politics. This can lead to dangerous results. To unite as many believers, active and not, behind one’s cause, whatever it may be, is one reason to involve God in conflicts, wars, and fights.
Let’s take an example of a small scale. Let’s say that there is a small village with people who have white, black, red, or red hair. These four hair colours are evenly distributed among the inhabitants of the village. The blacks are not liked by the blonds. There is harmony because the blacks don’t like whites and no one likes reds.
Only one thing unites the whites, blacks, and reds: their religion. The reds believe in EGO God Almighty while the blonds believe in AGO God. To worship these gods, the village built two houses.
Every village has small farms that are located on the same land and draw water from the same source. Blond men are more inventive and spend their time and money on their farms. The village men are lazy and smoke pipes, and play cards. Only black, red, and white women work in fields.
Two neighbours, one black and one blonde, have a dispute about garden pests.
Although it is not serious, it should be resolved quickly. However, it escalates to a major fight between some of the protagonists’ neighbors.
They just smile because they don’t want to be involved in the conflict, and they don’t like the blacks or blonds.
A jury of equal numbers of blacks, whites, reds, and blonds is chosen to hear the case. The blond farmer claims that scorpions, snakes, and other pests from his neighbour’s farm are ruining his garden, getting into the house, and threatening his children. The blond farmer claims that he tried to get help from his black neighbor, but that he was ignored by his neighbour. The farmer, a blond man, built a fence to stop the problem from getting worse. His black neighbour is now suing him and asking for an order to remove the fence. The fence blocks the neighbour’s view, and he can’t walk through his yard.
The judge and jury support the case of the blond farmer and the black farmer is forced to play his last card. The fence has prevented him from worshipping EGO, he claims. The blond farmer also claimed that EGO is not something he believes in. He claims that he has been cursing God and that all blonds should build fences to make it impossible to worship EGO. The majority of the jury is against the blond, and he loses.
The case could be settled by the parties involved as long as it was a dispute between neighbors about responsible farming. It became a religious issue and involved all the villagers of their respective faiths. They were willing to do anything to reach their goals, particularly if they were supported by religious leaders.
I was educated religiously and conservatively, then later scientifically and secularly. This has led me to believe moral education must be separate from religious education in order to be free, rational, and independent.
If societies want to be strong, healthy, and harmonious, they must be able to agree on how religion and morality should be taught.
Education-related events were important, such as the signing of Magna Carta (Great Charter), on June 15th 12,15. As part of peace negotiations, King John of England and a group rebel barons agreed to the charter. It promised that rebel barons would not be imprisoned and promised justice as well as exemption from certain taxes and payments imposed by the crown.
The charter was later annulled by Pope InnocentIII because the parties failed to honor their respective promises. This led to the First Barons’ War.
It is interesting that the barons insist that the agreement be written because of the mistrust that existed between the parties. They realized that oral promises wouldn’t hold.
These events occurred at a time when the majority of the population was not literate. This was a major achievement.
Magna Carta was an agreement between political parties and has been a symbol of freedom around the world. You can see its effects in English history, American history and modern times. Since its writing, historians and lawyers have cited it and used it. Magna Carta had an impact on American colonists. The American Constitution was also influenced by Magna Carta. It was published in 1787 and became America’s supreme law.
Analyzing the foundations of American colonial education during the seventeenth century reveals that it was heavily influenced by European intellectuals and teachers. This is not surprising, as America’s colonization began largely with Europeans. They believed education had a primary purpose to save souls, so the majority of education was based upon the scriptures. The Puritan tradition was followed by the first schools. Some European immigrants attempted to preserve their religious beliefs, morals, and original languages.
Teaching was informal and done within the family, often from books or publications that had basic references to the Bible.
Industrialization in the 19th century saw the transition from theoretical education to more practical and up-to-date learning.
Although it was illegal to educate slaves in the South, this law was not widely followed.
The majority of schools were only for boys and girls were educated at their homes or in all-girls schools, where they learned cooking and sewing skills.
One could become a teacher if one can read. Students were expected to memorize as much as they could about the Old and New Testaments. Success was measured by Bible knowledge.
All those who didn’t follow the instructions of teachers were subject to harsh corporal punishments.
Around the middle of the nineteenth-century, education was enhanced with the use of dictionaries as well as limited maps of world geography. To unite students around American nationalism, the curriculum was expanded to include moral and patriotic subjects. This helped to instill a common set of virtues in them.
Two hundred years later, there were important changes and revolutions in America’s education system.
Although much has been accomplished to improve education in the USA, there is still much to do. Particularly among Black and Hispanic students, the graduation rate needs to be higher. Too many students drop out and fail to graduate on schedule is the result of too many dropouts. To attract and retain the best teachers, it is important to have more qualified teachers and be paid more.