Modern aims of education

B.Ed First Year Notes English Medium

Q. Modern aims of education

As citizens of the nation, we are responsible for shaping the future of our country. We need leaders who will be capable, devoted and who will shoulder the responsibilities of National Development. And education is the only means to achieve this high ideal of National Service especially in today’s day and age of universal ills like blatant corruption and self-interest.

Following are the modern aims of education cited by various education commissions –

1) Kothari Commission 1964-66 –

a. To increase productivity.
b. To develop national unity.
c. To consolidate democracy.
d. To modernize the country.
e. To develop social, moral and spiritual values.

2) National Curriculum Framework 2005 –

a. Strengthening a national system of education in a secular pluralistic society.
b. Bring about the concept of learning without burden by reducing the syllabus.
c. Curricular practices should be in keeping with social justice, equality and secularism..
d. Quality education should be made available for all children without any discrimination.


Education in its all-inclusive form goes beyond what takes places within the four walls of the classroom..
A child gets education from his experiences outside the school as well as from those within on the basis of these factors. So, there are mainly three types of education, namely, Formal, Informal and Non-formal. Each of these types is briefly described below.

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