ValueBased Model Of Education

Traditional ethics have no place in our society and especially among youth (Sankar, 2004). The infrastructure has become different with sophisticated equipment and facilities like computer labs, audio-visual resources, highly educated and trained personnel as teachers, guidance counselors and countless numbers of disciplines. However, on the other side, a depletion of morals coupled with an increase of offenses is seen. Where indiscipline was hardly seen with only one or two cases in a school fifty years ago, indiscipline with insolence, disobedience, and refusal to apply themselves has become the order of the day. Criminal acts include weapon possession and the level to which the beauty of the English Language has been smothered. No work ethics are to be seen. Civic and personal responsibility have declined. Self-destruction through substance abuse may be the outcome of the stress of life at school or at home. The Golden Rule of moral knowledge and ethical literacy is a thing of the past. Sankar (2004) has mentioned that children know the prices of all things but the values of none. Truth, caring, love, respect for human dignity and compassion are not in their dictionary. Many of them may be craving for these or may have outcomes like substance abuse due to the deficiency but do not know how to give these to get them in return. Their turning to crime may be giving them some solace. Their priorities may be different. Computer literacy may be more important than moral literacy (Sankar, 2004).Not being aware that their problems could be solved at least partially through sharing them with parents or peers is the issue. It could also be that the peers and parents have no time for them or simply do not know how to solve them or they do not know how to approach their wards with love.