STUDY OF ROLE OF EDUCATION IN SOCIAL CHANGE By  Dr. Uday Singh

Abstract

Education affects social change as it widens the horizon for people especially for positive social change. Social change could be in both the directions forward and backward as accepting dowry or abortion of girl child in the womb are negative change whereas leaving prejudices and ill practices are positive change. Adaptability of positive things in the society increases with education and it promotes social change on the whole. The relationship between educational and society is mutual; sometimes the society influences changes in educational system and at other times the educational system influences changes in the society. The social change may be in social goals, objectives and values. The changes may be in social values that directly affect the content of social roles and social interaction. Education plays a very important role in molding the character of individuals. It is one of the concrete sources from which one get information and knowledge and it affects the individual and brings positive change in the society on the whole. Keywords: Education, Social change, Development.

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