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Why Education is most important for our society?
Human being has to be educated and educated. The primary objective of education is to maintain personal and social improvement. This process has both tangible and moral dimensions. Educational programs and policies play an important role in these social and personal progress. Social progress clearly indicates a general development in the community in terms of economic, social, and cultural aspects. In sociolinguistic terminology, social development is used to conceptualize all positive events in social construction. To put it differently, it is to refer to a society that is changing from a less civilized situation to a favorable situation for progress in relation to economic, social, and political issues. The main difference between the living and the lifeless is that the former always renews itself. One of the mechanisms that provide and sustain this renewal is education. Thus, understanding and explaining the role of education in this social development is of paramount importance, so as to understand the progress and change described earlier.
The purpose of this study is to explain the role of education on social development and progress, personal development and progress, and the dynamic relationship between these concepts. Education is not only an institution but also a process in society. If these concepts are ordered in terms of their actions, then society has a purpose, and education is a better tool to accomplish this purpose. Development and reforms are based on the socio-economic decisions of politicians to improve the welfare of individuals. At the present time, development and improvement, not only on the material needs of the people, in the development of their social conditions, is related to the attainment of their hopes. In developed countries, knowledge generated through research and education is used not only to achieve social and economic objectives, as well as the attainment of an individual’s personal development.
Education and society
Social and natural conditions determine the role and function of education. Within the relationship between education and society, the most salient feature of education is its communal side. Social context is essential for education to function well. Society and education fulfill each other. Society cannot run without education and vice versa. Education affects not only the educated person but the entire community by starting with his family. In other words, raising a sufficient number of skilled people for a more prosperous society is the duty of education and educational institutions, which have few functions in the community. Every educational institution establishes relationships in mutual relations.
Education is one of the most important tools to improve individual settlements, build capacities, overcome obstacles, and expand opportunities and options for continuous improvement in well-being. The process of education and its attainment has an impact on all aspects of life. It is an important offensive tool to bring about social, economic, and political inclusion of people (NHDR, 2001). In this context, the present paper attempts to assess the contribution of education to one of many such dimensions of the life of individuals, namely – social development.
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Social development first gained widespread attention through the principles set out in the 1995 Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations (the Copenhagen Declaration- “World Conference for Social Development”). Midgally (1995) envisions social development as “a process of planned social change designed to promote the well-being of the population in conjunction with a dynamic process of development”. The goal of social development in the context of modern welfare is to produce social welfare that enables people to act in a broader sense and make their own decisions. In this context, the Oxford Poverty Human Development Initiative (OPHI) has proposed a methodology for evaluating development that also includes social areas of the welfare of individuals. According to OPHI Health, empowerment, meaning, and value in life, external humiliation, and safety and security are some of the key indicators of social development.
It is only the basis of social development that brings together members of different social backgrounds to contribute and learn together. Effectively working together requires greater social awareness. However, many schools fail miserably on this. They bring others together but do not teach them how to appreciate differences, understand diversity, or how to work together. They just bring the students together in a social platform and expect them to work on it themselves. While many students do this, many do not. Due to the lack of formal education that focuses on building effective social skills, we have a lot of students who go out int