Need and Importance of Moral Education in Schools

“Need and Importance of Moral Education in Schools”

It is a big question for the schools that how to manipulate moral values among the students. How and when moral values should be teaching the students? It is going to be a big question for the schools when schools have been facing different types of behavioral problems among the students. Sometimes we can say that it is the influence of modern times, or it may be an effect of improper care by parents, or it may be an effect of change in the society and changing family environment.

Need of Moral Education:

Need of Moral Education

However, it is a big problem in many schools that students are morally not perfect, and they behave irresponsibly. It became a big problem for schools to deal with such students. The lack of moral values and the unhealthy attitudes of students is the main reason for many problems in several schools. It is a very good reason for teaching moral education. They have been realizing the importance of moral education in school. Now, many schools need to improve in student’s moral education.

Advantages of Moral Education:

What the advantages of good moral values in education are? Why moral education should be taught in  schools? Why school teachers should have to teach moral lessons to the students? Actually, man is a social animal, and he has to live and react within the society. He has to learn different social habits like helping the people, gentleness, respecting the elders and teachers and so many. These good habits make him a good social creature, and he is known as a good person to others. When a student attains these qualities, he becomes a responsible and a good student, and he is able to behave gently within the society. When he learns these qualities during school time, his homework and preparation become good.

Many schools have been searching for the reasons for the depreciation in moral values, and they have been working for developing good moral values among the students. However, moral values are integrated part of education, and it is great emphasized in almost all countries. Generally Moral Education is not a specific subject for schools, but it is taught under different subjects like languages, literature, supplementary reading books etc. Moral Education is taught as a separate subject like Moral Science in a few schools.

Schools have been doing several efforts to manipulate the moral values among the students. The syllabus is designed in such type to combine many moral values through stories, poems, and many lessons. Sometimes textbooks include many inspirational lessons about great people so that students may learn from their life.

It is true that textbooks and syllabus fulfill the needs of moral values but when a teacher wants to teach moral values he needs some other things also. Sometimes he uses moral sayings, moral stories, and different type’s cultural activities to enhance the level of moral education. Cultural activities are very useful to manipulate and to teach the moral education lesson.

moral values in schools

How a teacher can use cultural activities to teach the moral values? Actually in many countries there are many festivals, days and occasions for any special idea or special event. When schools organize these festivals they have great and innovative opportunities to impart various lessons. Children assembly (In Hindi BAL SABHA) is a great example for this. It is a very famous and well known cultural activity for schools where each student finds an opportunity to express himself.

In several school-level festivals, there is freedom for teachers to choose desired planning for any activity. Teaching moral education is not a particular topic, but it can be taught under various programs and activities. Teachers can use different plays and such activities to demonstrate various moral education lessons. Cultural activities can play a great role in this. Besides cultural activities, there are many interesting activities for providing moral education lesson like daily prayer where teachers can arrange a daily activity as “The quote of the day”; where students say nice thoughts.

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