Dr. K. Jayaram


We live in a world full of challenges and we need life skills to cope with the challenges. It is for this reason that life skills education is an important aspect of the school curriculum. The purpose of this theme is to introduce to teachers the concepts of life skills and life skills education and also to highlight to them the various categories of life skills, the importance of life skills and indicators of life skills development. To inculcate the necessary life skills among a greater attention has to be paid by the teacher to mould the society.

The locality of the schools (rural and urban), communities to which teachers belong (OC, BC, SC, ST) and their qualifications (UG&PG) are the variables studied. A sample of 156 teachers has been selected randomly from 8 different schools from Visakhapatnam district for the study. Descriptive and inferential statistical tools such as means, t-test and ANOVA were used to analyze data using the Statistical package for Social Scientists (SPSS). The results after the analysis proved that the locality of schools, community of the teachers and their qualification did not make a difference. All the teachers supported the need of inculcation of life skills in education at secondary level.


School Curriculum, Life Skills, Secondary Level.

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