Topic: Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in-human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics – in private and public relationships. 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. Value education empowers a person to confront the myriad challenges of contemporary Indian society. Discuss.(250 words)
Reference: Ethics by Lexicon Publications
Why this question:
The question is based on the significance of value education in one’s life.
Key demand of the question:
Explain the importance of value education, bring out in what way it helps and empowers a person to confront the myriad challenges of contemporary Indian society.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Briefly define what value education is.
Explain value education and its importance; Values are generalized preferences to lead a particular kind of life or to attain a particular end state, like compassion, integrity, rule of law etc. Since values are learned through socialization, therefore education must help inculcate appropriate values like harmony, peace, compassion, humility, respect for human dignity & human rights and respect for the environment.
Describe how it can help in dealing with contemporary challenges in the Indian society – Contemporary Indian society has been facing the problem of declining values due to multi-dimensional forces such as globalization, materialism, consumerism, commercialization of education, environmental degradation, violence, religious fundamentalism and terrorism.
Suggest how to deal with the above challenges with the right value education.
Conclude with importance of it.