Pressed by the demands of the given historical moment and concerned with solving the immediate problems of society, we overlook – as specialists and practitioners – the fundamental aspects of the objectives and content of education. The study shows and demonstrates the deep relationship of education with human dignity, with interpersonal respect and self-respect. Education is the social action by which we build, defend and promote human dignity, respect, and self-respect. All these are essential dimensions of education beyond the constraints and momentary objectives of society.
Key words: education, human dignity, interpersonal respect, self-respect