Value education

 Meaning of Value-Education

Value education is the process by which people give moral values to each other. The very purpose and main function of education is the development of an all-round and well-balanced personality of the students, and also to develop all dimensions of the human intellect so that our children can help make our nation more democratic, cohesive, socially responsible, culturally rich and intellectually competitive nation. But, nowadays, more emphasis is unduly laid on knowledge-based and information-oriented education which takes care of only the intellectual development of the child. Value-education is a many-sided endeavor and in an activity during which young people are assisted by adults or older people in schools, family homes, clubs and religious and other organizations, to make explicit those underlying their own attitudes, to assess the effectiveness of these values for their own and others long term well-being and to reflect on and acquire other values which are more effective for long term well-being.

Value- education, is thus concerned to make morality a living concern for students. Hence, what is needed is value-education. Despite many educators and educationists’ description regarding value-education, it cannot be denied that continuing research will continue to making the description of value- education more adequate.

13 Objectives of Value-Education:

Traditionally the objectives of value-education were based on religion and philosophy. There was no secular value-education; but in today’s modern world, this has been taken as very much essential. Accordingly, the objectives for value-education may be taken up as follows:

  1. Full development of child’s personality in its physical, mental, emotional and spiritual   aspects.
  2.   Inculcation of good manners and of responsible and cooperative citizenship.
  3.  Developing respect for the dignity of individual and society.
  4.  Inculcation of a spirit of patriotism and national integration.
  5.  Developing a democratic way of thinking and living.
  6.  Developing tolerance towards and understanding of different religious faiths.
  7.  Developing sense of brotherhood at social, national and international levels.
  8. Helping pupils to have faith in themselves and in some supernatural power that, is supposed to control this universe and human life.
  9.  Enabling pupils to make decisions on the basis of sound moral principles.
  10. Evolving the evaluation criteria on value-education.
  11.  Suggesting measures for better utilisation of value-education.
  12.  Finding out the interests of pupils in relation to different aspects and activities of value education.
  13. Clarifying the meaning and concept of value-education.

So, this is all about, Value Education, I hope you all had understand, that, why value education is so Important.

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