Characteristics of Education

April 5th, 2012 by Jashodhara Purkayastha

a)   Education is a life-long process.—Education never stops till ones grave. Everyday, from everyone, we are learning. Shri. Ramakrishna Paramhansa used to say, “As long as I live, so long do I learn.”

b)   Education brings about integrated development.—- Education is not only going to school and classroom but also the act of combining character building and living with all sect of people.

c)    Education is a tri-polar process.—– These three things are dependent on each other to complete a cycle of Education.


d)   Education is the need of today.—-Without education, nobody improves ones thought. Education teaches us to be flexible, open-minded and above all rational.

e)   Education preserves the culture & transmits from one generation to another.—-Learning from our grandparents, Learning from books, Learning from folk-lore, Learning from festivals & celebration make the culture alive and communicate from generation to generation.

f)  Education brings changes in the behaviour.—-  Going to schools, colleges and living with teachers bring the change in oneself.

g) Education is the development of mental faculties.—–Education is concentration, expansion of one’s intellect and strengthening the power of mind.

h)   Education brings out the latent talent within individual.—–Every individual has its talent inside. To bring out the originality of a person is education.

i)   Education has a specific goal of improving one’s capabilities, capacities and performances.——Goal of Education is to bring out the inner talent and capacities of a person.

j)  Education is a continuous reconstruction process.—Education is the alteration or remaking of ones own short comings.

k)   Education teaches the art of reasoning and analyzing.—-Students ,nowadays want ready made notes,power point presentation etc which give them easy information to acquire a degree. They fail to reason out of their own short comings. They have forgotten critical thinking. True education is—when one can give reasoning to any learning or thought and analyze properly.

l) Education is the nurturing process of personality.—–Personality comes from within. Though physical traits are important,yet behaviour patterns, cognition and emotion are having a great significance in ones life.Education nurtures the inner process.

m)  Education should be related to life, not bookish or irrelevant.—Educational degree is important in life but it is irrelevant if not used in appropriate time and place.

n)  Education should be job-oriented & skilled based.—-There are drop-outs from school due to a loaded curriculum. Some students have intelligence for a particular skill but it is not given importance by the school authority due to the system of education. True education —which can make the person stand on its own feet with the training of his inner skill.


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13 Responses

  1. Alok Says:

    The points postulated above are to the point and correct….only issue is how many of us follow it!!!!!!!

  2. jashodhara Says:

    @ Alok Thank you.Though we donot follow the things written in the book yet the charateristics never changes.


    Getting education is not enough reflecting it in day to day life is.

    Alok is right the more you follow the better you become.

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  6. Prof. Rafik Nadaf Says:

    Good one
    but some more characteristics should be added.

  7. Jashodhara Purkayastha Says:

    Reply to Prof.Rafik—
    Please help me to add more characteristics—

  8. Eucharia Says:

    Knowledge which is imparted or acquired to qualify for education must be desirable.worthile and ethically sound

  9. Akshi Says:

    Good interpretation but I wish those points to be elaborated !!!!

  10. Jashodhara Purkayastha Says:

    What type of elaboration you want. Do you want example wise ?

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