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Credits: 5 (4L: 1T: 0P)

Hours: 6/Week


Objectives: On completion of the course, the student-teachers will be able to

  1. understand the concepts of education and its objectives.
  2. recognize major constitutional provisions for education.
  3. acquire knowledge of universalisation of elementary education, RMSA.
  4. understand the meaning and different types of Non- formal Education programmes in India.
  5. understand the importance of values and Classify the hierarchy of values.
  6. understand the need for value oriented education at all levels.


UNIT-I: Education Problems in Contemporary Indian Society   

Education – Meaning. Aims and Objectives. Nature and Scope. Purpose and Process of Education. Types of Education. Problems in Contemporary Indian society (in the context of religion, language, race, social stratification) – Education in Pre-Independent India- Education in Post- Independent India.

Unit-II: Indian Constitutional Provisions and Education Commissions

The place of Education in the Indian Constitution- Right to Information Act- National Curriculum Framework (2005)-National Curriculum Framework for Teacher Education (2009) – The role of a teacher with reference to Fundamental rights and duties of the citizens. Recommendations of Education CommissionsDr. Radha krishnan commission (1948-49), Mudaliar Commission (1952-53) – Indian Education Commission (1964-66)- National Policy of Education(1986)- Ramamurthy Review Committee(1992).

Unit-III: Educational Programmes of Quality Improvement for Education

Universal Elementary Education (UEE) – Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan- Objectives, Achievements and challenges – Right to Education. Rashtriya Madyamik Shiksha Abiyan (RMSA).  Samacheer Kalvi.. Operation Black Board – Integrated Child Development services- Transit Schools-Education of Women and Under privileged Sections of Society.

UNIT- IV: Non Formal Education 

Non Formal and Adult Education – Functional Literacy, Technology Mission for Literacy, Distance Education – National Open School, Open University and open Learning – National Literacy Mission-Mass Programme of Functional Literacy – Functional Literacy Programme for Farmers

UNIT-V: Value Education 

Value: Meaning, Definition and Classification of Values, Importance of values, Hierarchy of Values. Role of Values in shaping the individual’s personality. Value Education: Meaning, Objectives and Need of Value Education-Value Education in Schools, Methods of Teaching Values.


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