For the propose of deep investigation and researching to our educational problems through philosophical method, The Philosophy of Education Society of Korea was founded in December 1976. In addition to this, Our Society wants to help scholars and next scholars increase their academic ability and have a chance to participate in communal commitees. Today, not only applying theory and practice from world to our current reality but also globalizing our thought of education is a task which we are pursuing now.
The recent continuous violations of teachers' rights not only significantly reduce teachers’ satisfaction but also make teachers feel a great sense of atrophy. The infringement of teachers' right to education is not just an issue affecting teachers. The violation of teachers' right to education is a serious problem that has a negative impact on students, teachers, and parents as it can affect not only students' right to study but also their educational outlook. Therefore, efforts to prevent teachers from infringing on their educational rights are very important. As part of this effort, the study noted that teachers, students, and parents need to have a better understanding of teachers' right to education. Therefore, the study discussed the validity of teachers' right to education through discussions that justify teachers' right to education, and then looked at how Korean society recognizes teachers' right to education today. Furthermore, the study attempted to better understand teachers' right to education by reviewing the circumstances in which teachers' right to education should be restricted.
Respecting a teacher's right to education means protecting a student's right to be educated, as it is essentially a right exercised to protect and support a student's right to be educated. Therefore, when determining whether a teacher's right to education is restricted, it is first necessary to determine whether the teacher's right to education has been violated, and if the student's right to receive education is to be restricted, it should be limited in the direction of protecting the student's right to education.
The paper concerns on the meaning of the mean in the Nicomachean Ethics by Aristoteles which may mislead us to the mediocre senses. These misunderstandings are to be examined under the six Confucian notions of it. First of all, the notion of the middle state has been settled for the arguments. The secularity and mediocrity cannot be considered as the valid sense of the Mean from the argument in the paper. Particularly the Aristotelian sense of Mean is seen and has been fallen into the intellectualist tone, whereas the Confucian is seen as focused on the phronesis tone. Above all, this paper is to contribute to the ordinary sense and uses of the Mean derived from the East and the West with which we cannot mislead ourselves any more.
The pedagogy does not mean ‘education’, ‘instruction’, ‘didactic’ or ‘science of education’. According to Durkheim, the pedagogy, which implies the ought, exists between the technique of education and the science of ‘educational fact’. For Durkheim, the pedagogy is defined as ‘practical theory’.
If the pedagogy is a theory of educational practice, its method is none other than the reflection. Durkheim suggested three pedagogical methods: one is a historical analysis of the educational system, another is a historical reflection on the pedagogical thought, and the other is a psychological reflection such as child psychology and group psychology.
The study of the pedagogy re-examines the history and philosophy of education from the perspective of the pedagogy, brings them together, making researchers a researcher-practitioner, and teachers a practitioner-researcher. Like this, the pedagogy has the potential as a comprehensive study of humanities and social sciences in terms of the practical theory of education. As a result, the pedagogy shows the possibility of securing a unique academic field of theory/practice that the study of existing history and philosophy of education could not present.
Since the possibility of pedagogy as a unique science is supported by Durkheim's insight on the pedagogy, the proposition that “the Nature and Method of the Pedagogy” by Durkheim is an introduction to the study of the pedagogy will not be wrong