Establishing a Confucian School

Schools are institutions that provide opportunities for groups of scholars and instructors to explore knowledge in the pursuit of education. Nevertheless, some schools base their premise of education on religion, such as Christianity, or philosophy, such as Confucianism. In developing schools on the premise of Confucianism, various concepts need attention (Lai, 2018). This is because Confucianism is an ancient Chinese philosophical concept and belief system that forms the framework that embodies much of the Chinese culture. Inner virtue, ethics, and respect for society and its ideals are all aspects.

Henceforth, opening a Confucianism school would require educators to prioritize studies that employ philosophical concepts based on virtue and ethics (Lai, 2018). In developing courses to be studied in the school, business-related courses such as Enterprise Development that focus on business ethics can easily be incorporated into the school since ethics is among the Confucian philosophical concepts. On the other hand, it is essential to consider school practices that employ Confucianism teachings. Defining school practices aims to guide students by stipulating policies that shun vices and encourage good virtue (Zhang & Rosen, 2018). Punishment and reward policies could be implemented as good practices where rules would be used lay out punishment for vices committed by students, and rewards systems could be used to encourage good virtues.

The suggested Confucian school would be slightly different from the Catholic and Jesuit. In contrast to the Catholic and Jesuit schools, where students worship a particular day as a practice, the confused school would not follow such guidance since it would constantly mandate good virtues and ethics from its students daily. This would not necessarily eradicate vices such as bullying but would help minimize lousy behavior (Zhang & Rosen, 2018). For instance, by constantly teaching students the values of good virtue and encouraging punishment and reward systems, the school model would significantly help students avoid vices. Bullies would be frequently punished through corrective behavior measures, thus reducing bullying behavior.


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