Ethical Education from the Perspective of Ibn Sina and the Content Analysis of Elementary Textbooks on that Basis

Meimanat Abedini Baltork



Background and Aim: Since the field of medicine deals with human beings and the attitude toward man, it will be based on the anthropology, ontology and epistemology of each society. Understanding the principles of the philosophers and the physicians of the doctor in any society can show the orientation of that society in the field of medicine. In this regard Ibn Sina, as one of the most renowned Islamic philosophers, played a significant role in the development of human to general views and ethical education in particular. Since one of the steps to internalize ethical education is to train it from lower educational levels, therefore, the present study evaluates the attention paid by the textbooks of elementary school to ethical education from the perspective of Ibn Sina

Material and Methods: The research method was the content analysis based on Shannon Entropy technique. The statistical population included all books including 9 volumes in the academic year 1396-1397 and the statistical sample includes eight titles.

Ethical Considerations: Honesty in using resources, and examining and analyzing textbooks, including ethical considerations.

Findings :The results showed that the goals of ethical education were not paid attention and In line with the methods of ethical education, the highest frequency and amount of attention to "advice" and "education industry and professions to earn money by solvent and the least relevant "full knowledge of the self and its characteristics", "education of preventive methods", "charitable education to solve financial problems economic people of the community" and "training the right marriage to have a healthy life", which was not a case in this regard".

Conclusion: Since Ibn Sina's ethical education views as a practical reference in Islamic countries  and according to the results of the research, which indicates a lack of attention to the components of ethical education offered by Ibn Sina, In the review of textbooks, it is expected that ethical education components of ibn Sina will be taken into account.


Please cite this article as: Abedini Baltork M. Ethical Education from the Perspective of Ibn Sina and the Content Analysis of Elementary Textbooks on that Basis. Med Hist J 2018; 10(35): 69-77.


Ethical Education; Education; Curriculum; Ibn Sina

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