Investigating the Goals of Ethical Upbringing in Cyberspace based on Allameh Tabataba’ei’s Perspective
Tahereh Eghbaliyan, Ma’asumeh Samadi, Sa’eid Beheshti
The present study has been conducted with the objective of investigating the goals of ethical upbringing in cyberspace based on perspective of Allameh Tabataba’ei (may Allah consecrate the honorable soil of his tomb). The present study has been performed based on concept analysis method. The study population is of textual form and the study sample volume included the documents related to virtual space, researches, books and other written resources and all of the databases pertinent to cyberspace as well as Allameh Tabataba’ei’s perspective regarding ethical upbringing. Notes were seminally taken purposively from part of the study sample volume covering the study topics and, then, subjected to deep examination and, at the same time with data collection, data coding, classification, analysis and interpretation were carried out. The study findings about the goals of ethical upbringing, ultimate goal (reaching monotheism in belief and practice stages) and intermediary goals (edification of soul, purification of soul and fostering of manners and personality) indicated that the elaboration of the goal in ethical upbringing is very important and a prerequisite to the actualization of it. Goals are norms and values expressed in the form of predicates demonstrating the final or ideal purpose of the education and they point to the situations that can be objectified in the human beings’ existential domain.