The Real VALUE of Education
It’s alright for us as parents, teachers and educators to
instruct our children to become good human beings, kind and considerate to all,
to refrain from fabrications and prevarications, to be just, to respect elders
in the society and family, to always be ready to serve for the common and
greater good. We seldom actually provide a road map to develop, practice and
perfect a set of virtues to our children. In the real world these values are
honesty, integrity, conduct and behavior.
Theodore Roosevelt pronounced that, “To educate a person in the mind but not in the morals is to educate a
menace to society. “ Well, maybe not a menace, but certainly, a misfit. What is equally
glaring and hard hitting is that beyond school success is no longer guaranteed
by grades. While technical education undoubtedly has its place, what is gaining
greater significance is the establishment of values in children during their
growing up years, both in school and at home.
It is understandable
that values cannot be taught, but can
only be imbibed. Any child, who is exposed to an environment where there is
constant reinforcement of values and morals, will stand a better chance at
internalizing these values. The
responsibility of the teacher today is not simply about guaranteeing excellence
in academics, but also, a commitment to create a role model for students to
At Mount Litera Zee School, the entire methodology of
imparting education is based on teaching core human and social values and
principles. The effort is always towards achieving that balance between
academics and real world values.
New and modern educational institutions should seek to
integrate value-based education together with mainstream subjects. Our children, today, are more in need of an
education which stresses on building personal characteristics along with
Of course, the way ideologies are imparted and values are
instilled depends on the educational institution.
At MLZS, we believe that the best way is by setting the right maxims
and examples, which makes it possible for our students to emulate and follow.
This article has been the work of Ms. Anitha, our Moral Values Coordinator at MLZS HSR Extension branch. This article reflects her thoughts
and her follow up actions that she has planned in the new academic year for all