Durkheim’s Moral Education in Schools

Durkheim’s Moral Education in Schools
Summary: In “Moral Education” I explains how Emile Durkheim believed that education and moral education played a big role in social reform. According to Durkheim morality was made up of three elements. There was discipline, which restraints egotistic tendencies and impulses and rids aggressive behavior, attachment, which is the degree to which one is willing to be committed to a social group, and autonomy, which is self-accountability and responsibility for one's actions. With education children develop these three elements of mortality.
Relation Sociology: Durkheim’s theories of had an important impact on the development Sociology and has influenced other sociologists. Schools are such an important part of a child’s life and Durkheim’s studies helped make people realize the impact they have.
Agree/Disagree: Schools are like little communities where a person spends a lot of their life in so it makes sense that a person will develop morals there. The teachers and principals enforce discipline and autonomy. Children develop attachment by making friends and belonging to a group or clique. Without schools children would not develop these three components of morality and would not be as well suited to society when they got older.