Deterioration of Values in Secondary Education and Indian Perspective

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Dr. Gajendra Dutt Sharma


The article aims to analyse the underlying principle of ‘values’, and their inculcation in secondary education. It reviews critically the looming crisis of ‘values’ in education, and its ensuing impact on the intellectual and social development of a child. Value-based education is very imperative in the social and cultural orientation of an individual. For many decades Indian education system has been ensuring the proper instillation of ‘values’ in a child, which is reflected in his culturally rich existence in society. However, there has also been a gradual decline in ‘values’, particularly in education, and consequently, society is facing an advancing deterioration in cultural. The article also endeavours to elucidate various causes for the degradation of values, and how it can be mitigated so as to justify the impartation of education. Changing trends in modern lifestyle, accessibility of information, redefinition of cultural practices, modification of socio-political norms, and mercenary approach to education are affecting the core principles of education in India. Teacher-student relationship also has undergone a drastic change. The article also tries to highlight some of the palliatives to restore values in education, which has been further promulgated by National Education Policies time and again. Using the qualitative method, various research articles and resources have been studied and analysed to put forth the generalisations about the crisis in ‘values’ in secondary education. Furthermore, in the light of National Education Policy 2020, some of the core beliefs and vision to alleviate this crisis of values in education have also been suggested.


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Dr. Gajendra Dutt Sharma. “Deterioration of Values in Secondary Education and Indian Perspective”. The Creative Launcher, vol. 7, no. 2, Apr. 2022, pp. 12-19, doi:10.53032/tcl.2022.7.2.02.
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