Education is so important that not only does the country promote education to a very important strategic position, but the investment in education also accounts for a relatively high proportion of national income. The expectations and requirements for education are also high. Education has become a hot spot and focus for everyone. It may be because “the depth of love, the hate of hate”, everyone is more about blaming and accusing, disappointment and pessimism. Society is a one-sided criticism of education. Is education really so hateful?
The problem of education is certain. It is also realistic that education has not satisfied the people. It also needs constant reform. Enhancing the sense of national and social responsibility of education practitioners, enhancing their sense of identity with their profession, and improving their professionalism and literacy are all strategies and paths to solve educational dilemmas.
At the same time, we must also clearly understand that the current rise in the function of education and the reduction of educational goals are two important issues that education needs to face. The so-called rise in the function of education means that education is omnipotent; the reduction of educational goals is to downgrade education into a substitute for examinations. Therefore, education must be brave to say “no.”
Education should say “no” to yourself. The value of any industry exists in its contribution to society. The value of any industry’s existence depends not only on its impact on society, but also on its own purification capabilities. Education is no exception. It requires constant self-purification and reform to better serve society and the people.
Education should say “no” to administrativeization. As a science, education is not long enough to be independent of the world. Some scholars do not think that education is a science. Therefore, the professionalism of education practitioners is naturally not widely respected by everyone. The professionalism of education is reflected in educational decision-making, educational understanding, educational evaluation, educational strategies, educational analysis and educational skills. They are all very important. However, at present, thinking about education with administrative thinking leads to the replacement of educational management with administrative management, the replacement of educational evaluation with administrative evaluation, and the replacement of educational analysis with administrative analysis. There are a lot of good intentions to do bad things, and many non-educational issues are too many. Strengthening, but the issue of the nature of education has not received attention. There is a lot of desert behind the education boom. The external change of education replaces the internal changes of education. The law of education is not respected. The development ability of education itself is controlled by administrativeization, which makes education lack from the inside out. Development momentum.
Education should say “no” to utilitarianism. Education utilitarianism is the only theory of educational goals and the utilitarianization of educational evaluation. The value of education is pluralistic, as evidenced by the “comprehensiveness” of education for all students and students. The only theory of educational goals has made education degenerate into a tool to serve this goal, and has embarked on the road of utilitarianism. The utilitarianization of education is reflected in the evaluation of schools, the value orientation of school education, the concept of teacher education, and the teaching and behavior of teachers. In the face of utilitarian education, we must have the courage and responsibility to say “no”, not wait and see. If you just wait and see, education will become more and more fascinating, the educational function will be narrower and narrower, and the value of education will not be recognized by the society.
Education should say “no” to resources. What is the purpose of the “cruel” competition within education? Some people say that it is for children to receive a better education. If this is the case, then there is no need to compete, just calm down and innovate in the reform, and move forward in the effort. The competition is to make the school (region) get better resources. With better resources, it will have the performance and reputation of “excellent” and “successful”, so that it has more resources and more resources will bring more resources. With multiple honors, word of mouth and performance, the educational effect will naturally be divided into high and low levels. Some schools (regions) with more resources will naturally stand in the spotlight of the industry. In order to obtain resources, various competitions emerge one after another, which makes the development of education become a competition for resources. This is because our evaluation only focuses on the outcome of the end point, but not on the difference in the starting point. Education needs to be of high quality, but it is even more necessary to achieve quality through its own efforts, and not to rely on quality resources to achieve quality.
Educational resources are not meant to make something for someone, nor to make something change, but to create an environment that is suitable for each child. This requires the joint efforts of educators, among which the rational allocation of educational resources is the basic condition. Without a balanced allocation of educational resources, it is impossible for children to get a balanced education.
Education should say “no” to the outside world. Education (school education) has a certain influence and effect on the social system and on personal growth, but it does not necessarily play a key role. In the face of the external demands and demands for education, educators must have the responsibility, follow the rules, and face the reality. This will not only help the healthy development of education, but also promote people’s rationality to face reality and objectively analyze and solve social problems.
Education should say “no” to the universalization of education. The impact of education on people is long-term, and the impact on society is far-reaching and has a profound impact on citizenship. It is based on this understanding that the phenomenon of the expansion of educational functions has emerged. As long as there are hot spots and focus problems, they will be squandered by some people, so education will inevitably become “contributors” or “criminals.” In fact, this is not an objective understanding and evaluation. How big is the role of education? How big is the impact of education on a person? Once people form good habits, healthy ideas, and standardized behaviors, will they last forever? These issues require scientific research.
Education should say “no” to the responsibility of education. Education is to educate oneself. Educators must first have a positive and healthy learning attitude, have the ability to continually correct and correct mistakes, have correct and healthy values, and secondly have knowledge and skills. The literacy of communication. Educators must also take the initiative to take on the professional consciousness. This kind of responsibility is not only the need of the profession, but also the needs of the society, but also their own needs. Education is only one of many industries in the society. It can’t bear most of the responsibilities in society. Everyone can’t form the viewpoint of education responsibility, and blame almost all the bad phenomena in society. Responsibility for education will not only lead to the education of everyone, but also make education deviate from the law, and even lead to avoiding some problems.
Education should demonize education to demonize “no.” In recent years, there have been some problems in education, the credibility of education has been questioned, and various criticisms about education have come and gone. In the face of education problems or even errors, the education system must have the determination and measures to correct and correct itself. Of course, people cannot negate the entire education industry practitioners or even the entire education system because of certain people and certain things. To teach and educate people, first of all, educators need to be recognized by the society. How can an industry that is not recognized by society benefit the society? How can a group that does not receive social recognition help, guide, and enlighten others? In order for an industry and its employees to be recognized by the society, it is not only necessary for them to have certain self-discipline and self-cultivation, but also to judge the society objectively and fairly, because it is related to the ecology of education. Education is undoubtedly the basic cause of the country, the nation and the society. If education is strong, then the nation is prosperous. Education must stand up in society. It requires not only its own growth, but also the help of society. Exaggerating educational problems, spoofing education, and demonizing education will not only help the healthy development of education, but will lead education to go astray.
Education says “no”, not because of the strength of education, but because education must face up to the problem; not because education is shirking responsibility, but because education has something to do; it is not the privilege of education, but education. Service; not the stagnation of education, but the progress of education; not the old-fashioned education, but the reform of education. Education is a service industry. Serving the country, serving the society, and serving the people are the vocation of education. The questioning of the society should be positively responded to and corrected by education. But education must also dare to say “no”. This is just to return education to education.
(The article is selected from the source of the book “Doing Temperature Education”, Fang Hua, China People’s University Press, published in June 2017, the is: Why does education not say “no”) /p>