Confucius Teacher

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Confucius was considered the teacher amongst all teachers in Chinese history. He was greatly respected by his students because of his dedication towards them and their prosperities. Confucius taught his students knowledge that is based on the different classics, teaching them to become great thinkers and scholars. Confucius maintained a very close bond with these students, the relationship between student and teacher plays a great part in the success of the students. The Confucian way of teaching became a world view for the education of young learners, creating the cultural scripts of teaching, especially in Mainland China. The philosophy of Confucius is summed up as ren, which is the basis of all human relationships (Chang 3). Ren is the…show more content…
“In the educational philosophy of Confucius, everyone else can be one’s teacher, because there is always something to be learned from a man better than one’s self, and something to be learned, too, from a man not so good as one’s self.” (Chang 131) He believed that as a teacher, he should continue to study along with his students, learning from everyone around him to understand others and himself through others. (Chang 128) Confucius understood his students because he had a deep interest in them, caring for them and their futures. His objective is to see his students having a balance of both character and intellect, however, the students’ success in education comes from their own efforts in learning and improving on their own shortcomings and faults to do something to improve themselves (Chang…show more content…
Many people thought of him as “living god among men” (Feng 48). His death devastated his students, he was loved greatly by his students. Although, Confucius was strict to one of his disciples, Yan Hui, his student respected him, saying that Confucius, “He knows how to lead me and urge me. He enlarges my outlook with literature (the books, documents, songs, etc.); and he also helps me to grasp the multiple things and deduct general principles from them. I cannot stop even if I wanted to.” (Chang
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