Human Resource and Value-Oriented Education - Daily Current Affair Article


Human development is a focal point in reflective social ideology. The most important changes have occurred in the attitudes and values of the society during the interval of the 20th and 21st century and the transition period of modernity to the present. In the journey from the Industrial Revolution to the information age, the human factor has been promoted as the doer or agent.


  • After industrialization, man has shown that he has come to play the role of not just being a part of nature but affecting the environment. Over the time, such a situation has arisen that human beings have come to be termed as resources.
  • We have ushered in the era of competition with the experimental and liberal outlook, having risen from the traditional and orthodox thinking of the last century. At first human beings disregarded the natural resources, now the human is being disregarded by techniques like artificial intelligence. Today’s world is going through a transition phase, it has to be seen better to protect humans and humanity.
  • Education is leading the way in this time of change. Education has emerged as an inevitable factor in the socialization of the individual. During overall changes, rapid changes can be experienced in educational policies and their framework and objectives.
  • Material culture is emphasizing the principles of utility and profit and loss but people are also sensitive towards the fact that the foundation of material prosperity and economic progress is not without developing human beings. In bringing this comprehensive task to its end, education has to be accepted in its internal form and it will have to be used for human resource development.
  • The current education system is limited to making the person self-dependent. The entire development of human resources was left behind in the race for economic and economic prosperity. Value-based education is being violated by the development of materialism.

Need for Value-Based Education

  • The development of human values means making the overall capacity of the person developed socially meaningful, useful, and responsible. Value concept can help in accomplishing these objectives.
  • Today, the mental and emotional aspects of the human being are mentally affected by depression, stress, dissatisfaction, and negative tendencies have been oriented only in the financially prosperous direction.
  • Increasing incidence of child crime and increasing extremist and criminal behavior among the people living in an educated society are indicative of the fact that the separation of education and civilization is increasing.
  • If we do not take this sign seriously, then the time is not far when the commercialization as a curse of education will be proved and will end humanity as a sacrifice.
  • The extreme of materialism is destroying values such as freedom, equality, and affinity.
  • The environment is being harmed by humans.
  • Today's education does not help establish social justice. Vocational education does not include principles of gender equality, reducing caste discrimination.

Benefits of value-based education

  • Value-based education works to integrate human and social values into the individual.
  • Value-based education also serves to divert the idea of collective prosperity from individualist ideology.
  • It aims to settle the ever-increasing imbalance in humans and the environment.
  • It has an important role in sustainable development and achieving long term goals.

The challenges

  • Today, where both primary and secondary education systems are in a miserable state and questions are being raised on the quality of higher education, the inevitability of value-based education proves itself.
  • In today's era of globalization and privatization, the challenge of giving education to the overwhelming population with the availability of employment is the biggest challenge.
  • The need to highlight the responsibility of teachers in the promotion of value-based education is also a major challenge.
  • Values are also determined by the elements of society and religion, hence social feminization and religious plurality are a big problem in India.
  • Somewhere both family and school do not want to take responsibility for moral education. The concept of nuclear-family has made this problem more serious.

Suggestions for promotion of value-based education: -

  • To make moral or value-based education a compulsory subject at the level of primary, secondary, and higher education.
  • To develop curriculum and literature related to value-based education with the cooperation and cooperation of experienced and new generation.
  • To organize seminars and other programs in educational institutions for the promotion of value-based education.
  • To reduce the increasing gap in teachers' thinking and behavior and make them accountable.
  • To emphasize the importance of value-based education in human resource development.
  • Making education personalized.
  • Integrating education into intellectual, physical, and moral forms.
  • To explain the cultural heritage and faults by connecting them to the needs of the present era.
  • Familiarizing everyone with constitutional values.
  • To spread value-based education to the public through information technology.
  • Voluntary and autonomous institutions have made a valuable contribution to moral education.

The conclusion

The development of human resources with values is a major challenge for a developing country, which is harmonized with the problems of poverty, illiteracy, etc. Poverty corruption, terrorism, economic recession, unemployment, environmental imbalance, etc., is a challenging but unavoidable situation when the country struggles to reconcile its needs, capabilities, and resources.

General Studies Paper 4
  • Ethics

Mains Question:-

  • In the present scenario, value education has become obsolete in the face of materialism. As the highest education officer of your district, what will you do to reconcile value-based education and commercial education?