The Contribution of Moral Education on Raising Awareness of Citizenship Responsibility

Ayşe Kutlu, Adil Kutlu


Every society works and makes an effort to provide peace and comfort for its individuals. Besides personal financial comfort, raising conscious individuals who have a sense of responsibility takes its place in the aims of countries. Those individuals who have personalities and a sense of morality and also are righteous, honest and just are the indispensable elements of a healthy society.To form such a society is possible only by knowing both moral and material needs of the society, determining the dynamics which tie the society together and by means of education. The aim of this study is to put forth that the moral education the individual receives in his environment and family and school environment contributes positively to training conscious and responsible individuals.On one hand technological and scientific progress in our increasingly globalized world with information and communication has been observed, on the other hand it has been seen that people have strayed away from moral values, duties and responsibilities. If a person controls himself and adopts a life based on moralities, its positive effects will be seen in daily life. In this study, qualitative method is conducted and the sources related to the subject are examined by scanning method. The effects of moral values on the progress of conscious and responsible citizenship are discussed by drawing a general frame for moral education. In conclusion, society’s happiness and peace ought not to be sought only in economical and technological progress. Society needs emotional, moral and cultural values as well as technological and scientific progress which makes life easier. Important duties fall on school, family and environment in raising citizens who have features demanded. And belief, which takes part in the elements which form people’s relationships with each other, should not be forgotten.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n19p509

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