There are so many people in the world, all with differing views on the purpose of education. My view is that I believe the role of education is first and foremost, the way to provide a learning experience for all children which is equal to all regardless of their gender, religion race or social class.
I believe that the ethos of the school is an integral aspect of education and how the environment created within the school can include all learners regardless of ability. Schools and its teachers must show an appropriate level of understanding towards discipline and the way in which behaviour is managed which is essential for the smooth and fair running of the school. Showing a range of teaching methods across the different curricular areas is an effective way to promote simulating lessons which encourage learning.
But I believe that education is much more than just a level of attainment, achieving grades and enhancing learning. It is also about supporting the needs of the pupils emotionally and encouraging them to become socialised within society ensuring the all-round enhancement of an individual.
The role of the teacher is to teach all children the norms and values of their society and culture in which they live. Teachers are to guide children and young people on their journey to become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors in all aspects of their lives. Teachers should be able to provide a learning environment which is both interesting and stimulating, piquing the curiosity and eagerness of each child as an individual, encouraging them to not only progress in their learning but to want to learn and progress also. This is the kind of teacher I want to become during my teaching journey.