Philosophy of Value-Oriented Education – ii
One of the most important programmes of Teacher Education has to be that of Value-Oriented Education.
The need for value-oriented education requires clarification.
I Value-Oriented Education Inherent in the Concept of Education
There are at least three fundamental assumptions of the educational process:
- There is, first, the pursuit of man to know himself and the Universe and to relate himself with the Universe as harmoniously as possible. This pursuit constitutes the very theme of human culture. And education derives its fundamental thrust from the cultural setting at a given point of time.
- Secondly, there is a process of transmission of the accumulated results of the past to the growing generation so as to enable it to carry forward the cultural heritage and to build the gates and the paths of the future.
- And thirdly, there is in the process of transmission, a deliberate attempt to accelerate as far as possible the process of human progress.
In its very nature, education is a normative endeavour. Being at once a product or instrument of culture, education tends to promote the highest aims of culture. Hence, education tends to be a process of training whereby individuals in the society are enabled