#. A 33-year-old elementary school teacher in Incheon found herself in an embarrassing situation when she recently quarantined a student who was bullying her friend in class. This is because the parents of the perpetrator threatened to sue, saying, “The child was discriminated against.” Mr. Kim said, “It makes sense to put shackles on the teacher’s legitimate behavior by citing the Student Human Rights Ordinance even to the extent of the victim’s actions,” he said. Article 5 of the ‘Ordinance on Promoting Human Rights of School Members’, an ordinance on student human rights in Incheon, contains the right of school members not to be discriminated against.
Controversy over the existence of the student human rights ordinance is intensifying as teachers have recently been assaulted by students or even committed suicide. Criticism emerged that the student rights ordinance, which dealt with students’ rights온라인카지노 in detail, was the cause of the fall in teachers’ rights. Although the ordinance created and enforced by the education office of each local government was created as a safety device to protect student human rights, it has been pointed out that there is a lot of room for controversy if parents expand their interpretation depending on the situation.
■Student Human Rights Ordinance for the first time in 13 years
According to the education community on the 24th, the student human rights ordinance was first enacted by the Gyeonggi-do Office of Education in 2010, and then six of the 17 provincial and provincial offices of education have been enacted and implemented. Although there are some differences from region to region, it contains contents that guarantee student human rights from various aspects. The key is to include the right to be free from violence and danger without being discriminated against on the grounds of gender, religion, family type, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
It is a ‘good ordinance’ that prevents human rights violations, but problems have been raised steadily. This is because if the ordinance is overinterpreted, even the legitimate conduct of teachers for discipline becomes an excuse to take issue. In particular, it has been found that many recent cases of infringement of teacher rights have been based on the student human rights ordinance.
Criticism of the student human rights ordinance came to the surface after Seoi-cho teacher’s extreme choice. The police presume that the teacher made this choice for personal reasons, but the education community and teachers’ union believe that excessive complaints from parents also had an impact.
On the 20th, the Korean Federation of Teachers’ Associations (Teachers’ Federation) issued a statement about the extreme choice of a teacher at Seoi Elementary School and said, “We take the current situation seriously as a collapse of public education beyond the disastrous infringement of teacher rights suffered by one teacher.”
Lee Joo-ho, the head of the education sector, also made it official. Deputy Prime Minister Lee attended a meeting held on the 21st at the Federation of Korean Teachers’ Associations in Seocho-gu, and said, “Due to the anti-discrimination clause in the student human rights ordinance, legitimate praise and encouragement are recognized as discrimination against other students, and various classes are becoming difficult.”
■”Human rights ordinance and teacher leadership must be balanced”
Experts are concerned about the misuse of the student human rights ordinance. In order for smooth educational activities to take place in the classroom, the teacher’s leadership must be protected. Song Gi-chang, professor emeritus of the Department of Education at Sookmyung Women’s University, pointed out, “The human rights ordinance itself is not a problem, but the problem is that the human rights of students are overemphasized and misused in the human rights ordinance.”
Professor Song added, “Teacher’s leadership in education is an essential process that helps to form all human rights.
However, it was pointed out that student human rights and teacher human rights are complementary concepts rather than conflicting concepts. Kim Hannah, a professor at the Department of Teaching at Chongshin University, pointed out, “There are various factors that reduce teachers’ self-esteem, such as poor wages and infringements from parents and students, as well as the student human rights ordinance.”