Education In John Rawl's Theory Of Education

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In the creation of each society, the purpose is to create a utopia. However, it is never accomplished due to human nature. Without civilization, humans would protect themselves for self preservation. Although, when societies are created, the tools each individual possesses is used to defend and better the union. In order for a just society to be built, it is fundamental for a strong central government to be formed to provide equality for all of its citizens, and protect them from themselves and each other. In addition, education is necessary to teach citizens how to avoid resorting to their natural tendencies, and discover skills which could be used to assist others in society. These skills can be used for a citizen’s own profit, for their …show more content…
Education for all allows the whole of society to accept and understand specific expectations to live by. They would be taught about the structure of government, and the role the institution plays in supporting citizen’s natural born rights and their wants. By having education be openly mandatory, it would eliminate racial prejudice, therefore abolishing minority groups. John Rawl’s theory of the veil of ignorance in Justice as Fairness, supports the elimination of sexist, racial and economic discrimination. Behind the veil, there would not be a noticeable difference in traits, only in intellectual capabilities. This ideology should be applied into schooling because it gives everyone the opportunity to learn, and thrive off of the competition of becoming the cleverest they can be. It promotes maturity, and suppresses the need to act on one’s human nature. Lord of the Flies portrays the importance education has on the development of students, and how an insufficient amount can result in savagery and destruction of society. Since the boys on the island ranged from ages six to twelve, the education they gained was not adequate on teachings about forms of governments and the social structure. If more education was present for these boys, they could have lived in a cohesive society where each boy had a role which they accepted and maintained to the best of …show more content…
The use of education would promote responsibility that one needs to sustaining their role. Lord of the Flies illustrates how discipline is lacked, therefore, the destruction of society occurred. The roles that the boys had on the island were leaders, hunters and laborers/citizens. Their roles were not assessed on their talents, but merely given to them partially by one criterion, age. The lack of education and time spent on establishing which skills each boy had resulted in chaos. Unlike Golding’s novel, Bellamy’s, Looking Backward designated roles in society for each person’s need. Everyone including women were required to be part of the army, creating social equality. Dr. Leete stated, “It is precisely because we are all social equals whose equality nothing can comprise, and because service is honorable, in a society whose fundamental principal is that all in turn shall serve the rest,” (Bellamy 57). Although social equality in a dystopia is unlikely, one’s skills could be used to benefit the whole of society, not just for the individual. Citizens would be provided with roles that match their talents due to supply and demand, therefore, unemployment is negligible. People would constantly be rewarded for their actions; therefore, the socioeconomic gap would decline. In addition, citizens should be paid appropriately

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