PEACE AND VALUE DIMENSIONS OF COLLEGE STUDENTS

Runjun Saikia

Abstract


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.

Keywords


Value, Peace, Dimension& College students

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