RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MORAL VALUES AND SOCIAL MATURITY AMONG B.Ed. TEACHER TRAINEES By Dr.S.K. Panneer Selvam

Abstract

Life is a continuous process in which “Education” is an essential element in the transformation of an individual as “human being”. From the perspective, education is serving primarily as an individual development function. Education is that which brings out the best in the individual. Education begins at birth and continues throughout life. It is constant and ongoing. Education is the process of developing the capacities and potentials of the individual so as to prepare that individual to be successful in a specific society or culture. Education, in its broadest sense, may be defined as a process designed to inculcate the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to enable individuals to cope effectively with their environment. Its primary purpose is to foster and promote the fullest individual self-realization for all people. Education is a conductive process which drags a person from darkness, poverty and misery by developing his individuality in all its aspects-physical, mental, emotional and social. With this type of all-round development, he becomes a responsible, dynamic, resourceful and enterprising citizen of strong, good moral character who uses all his capacities to develop his own self. Education is greatly essential for the growth and development of individual as well as society.