PEACE AND VALUE DIMENSIONS OF COLLEGE STUDENTS
Keywords:Value, Peace, Dimension& College students
Value literally means something that has a price, something precious and worthwhile. This may be material or concrete aspects as well as non-material or abstract concepts like state of mind, interests, truthfulness, peace, happiness etc. There are altogether four views regarding the nature of values namely the Interest theory, Existence theory, Experimental theory and Part-Whole theory (Jangaiah, C., 1998). Education for peace seeks to nurture ethical development, including the values, attitudes, and skills required for living in harmony with oneself and with others, including nature. Education is a powerful instrument of social change and human progress. It is also a powerful tool to cultivate peace and values in an individual. College plays a vital role in molding the personalities of students. When we consider college as a system, all the elements of the colleges are equally responsible for developing peace and values among the students. In the classroom, peace and value education aims to develop skills, attitudes, knowledge with co-operative and participatory learning methods and an environment of tolerance, care, and respect. The role of teacher, administrations, and official staff is very important to build culture and quality of the college environment by following Indian ethos. Peace and Value dimension of college students includes all three faculties of the knowledge, feeling and doing.
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