Education is an integral part of our lives. Education creates a pathway for us to earn dignity and self-respect in society; everyone should be given an opportunity to be educated & self aware in order to lead a happy life.
Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. Educational methods include storytelling, discussion, teaching, training, and directed research. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of educators, but learners may also educate themselves. Education can take place in formal or informal settings and any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may be considered educational.
The methodology of teaching is called pedagogy. In the Indian education system, a teacher’s success is loosely defined. It is either based on a student’s success or based on the years of teaching experience, both of which do not necessarily correlate to a teacher’s skill set or competencies.
Education began in prehistory, as adults trained the young in the knowledge and skills deemed necessary in their society. Story-telling passed knowledge, values, and skills from one generation to the next. As cultures began to extend their knowledge beyond skills that could be readily learned through imitation, formal education developed.
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One of the greatest scholars, mankind has ever witnessed – Swami Vivekanand had once said, “Education is the manifestation of the perfection already in man.”
We should not limit education just by measuring grades. Education does not only mean good school/college degrees, diplomas or certificates. It certainly signifies: How we would be able to manage things & take the right decisions in critical situations of life? How we would treat others and express ourselves?
Technology plays an increasingly significant role in improving access to education for people living in impoverished areas and developing countries.
Purpose of Education
There is no broad consensus as to what education’s chief aim or aims are or should be. Some stress its value to the individual, emphasizing its potential for positively influencing students’ personal development, promoting autonomy, forming a cultural identity or establishing a career or occupation.
Others emphasize education’s contributions to societal purposes, including good citizenship, shaping students into productive members of society, thereby promoting society’s general economic development, and preserving the cultural values.
Following independence, India viewed education as an effective tool for bringing social change through community development. Today, India’s literacy rate is at 74.04%. Kerala has achieved a literacy rate of 93.91%. Bihar is the least literate state in India, with a literacy of 63.82%.
In India, women have a much lower literacy rate than men. Far fewer girls are enrolled in the schools, and many of them drop out. At the industrial front, only 10% of manufacturers in India offer in-service training to their employees, compared with over 90% in China.
A right to education has been recognized by some governments and the United Nations. In most regions, education is compulsory up to a certain age.
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