1. EDU-01:KNOWLEDGE AND CURRICULUM:
PHILOSOPHICAL AND SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES
ROLE OF EDUCATION
SUBMITTED TO, SUBMITTED BY,
DR. GEORGE VARGHESE MERLIN JOHNSON
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR MATHEMATICS (S1)
MOUNT TABOR TRAINING MOUNT TABOR TRAINING
2. MEANING AND DEFINITIONS OF
• Social change means alteration in the structure
and functions of human society. Social change is a
general term used to describe any substantial
modification in social structure, social institutions,
social behaviour, social relations, shared values and
5. EDUCATION AS A TOOL FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
The role of education as an instrument of social
change and social development is widely
recognized today . Education can initiate social
changes by bringing about a change in outlook and
attitude of man . Changes brought about by
education are permanent and transcendent in
6. Education initiates the social changes and gives
them a direction and purpose.
It prepares the individual to adopt desirable social
changes and to adjust with such changes.
The knowledge of various social changes taking
place in community can be transmitted to the
people through the medium of education.
Education can play its role for social change in the following ways:
7. Education helps people to develop critical
awareness needed for desirable social change.
Education helps people in removing the
obstacles such as social evils , superstitions etc ,
that come in the way of social changes.
Education creates social reformers and leaders
who are committed to bring about social changes.
Education gives birth to new social changes
through the medium of inventions.
8. Spread of knowledge is the main cause of social
changes . Education serves the function of
distributing knowledge thereby facilitating social
Education is a process which enables individuals
to effectively participate in the activities of society
and to make positive contribution to its change in
Education set criteria for social competition and
equip individuals to compete, which ultimately
leads to social changes.
9. Education will help to prepare the social mind
needed to accept radical change in the society.
Education promotes the capacity in the people
to welcome and accept social changes.
• Education can help us embrace social change
by cultivating a positive outlook and
broadening our thinking. Further, it can initiate
behavioral change and prompt a shift in attitude in
people, allowing them to contribute constructively
towards the growth of a progressive and tolerant