TOPIC : Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
7)Discuss the role of the family in inculcating values. The dilemma for a modern society is how to preserve family values in a nation of diverse tastes. Comment.(250 words)
Why this question
The first part of the question is a direct excerpt from the mains syllabus while the second part is its extension to conflict between diversity of tastes vs family values. the issue is related to GS-4 syllabus under the following heading-
Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
Key demand of the question.
The question wants us to bring out the role of family in inculcating values in a person and then form a personal opinion on the dilemma of the society to preserve family values in the face of diverse tastes.
Discuss- we have to write in detail about the role of a family in inculcating values in a child.
Comment- we have to present the the present structure and nature of a modern society and how it influences a family’s capacity of inculcation and transmission of values.
Structure of the answer
Introduction- give a brief definition of values and family.
- Discuss in points the role of family in inculcating values in a child.
E.g discuss individual values of truthfulness, sense of responsibility, happiness, peace, etc are inculcated without any conscious effort.
- present the current scenario of nuclear families, single parents and how it affects the transmission and inculcation of values.
E.g stress on materialism/ consumption, high competition, presence of superstructures like globalization, nations, social media etc.
Conclusion– Based on the above discussion, form a fair, balanced and concise opinion on the second part of the question.