Value Education and Social Transformation
Edited by: Naina Sharma
In the present world where ills like communalism, terrorism, casteism, corruption, gender inequality, and fundamentalism still constitute the 'cultural ethos' of society, the need for value education and the role it can play in social transformation cannot be overemphasized. In India, despite recognizing the importance of education in making children conscious of the value of social justice, democracy, equality, secularism, tolerance, and fraternity, most schools are unable to internalize these values into their curriculum. Thus, unless the cluster of purposive value system is transmitted to children at early schooling, the notion of a 'just society' will remain a myth. The present volume - with 25 articles written by widely acclaimed social scientists, philosophers, and activists - has been designed against the above backdrop. Based on research in India, it exhibits the rules of polity, culture, and economy in shaping education and the value system.
Publication Date: 10/1/2011
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