Back to: Contemporary India and Education-Unit 1
Community is constantly aligned with the education system. Through the provision of adequate resources and support towards education, the community fosters the effective functioning of educational institutions. Although an informal agency of education, the community is highly important.
Merits of Community as an Agency of Education System
Community is partly responsible for maintaining decorum and discipline in an educational institution.
Facilitates Informal Education
Apart from the classroom, learning should take place outside of the classroom too. Community centers like libraries, museums, art galleries, recreation centers, and the like act as a source of education.
The community offers financial assistance through funds and donations whenever possible. By seeking help from individuals who are generous enough to encourage education, the community finances education.
An educational institution may face challenges when there are inadequate teaching tools and the community eliminates these challenges by offering facilities such as teaching aids, learning materials, and more.
The community is highly responsible for motivating individuals to join an educational institution and become educated.
Demerits of Community as an Agency of Education System
If the community has some stressful situation going on, it can affect the progress of education too.
Conflicts in the community can touch upon educational institutions thereby causing an obstruction in education.
Lack of Funding
Not all communities may be willing to fund education despite realizing its need so this can be a major setback.
Conflicts and a strained relationship between teachers and community members can also impact the education system negatively.
Lack Of Motivation
Community members may fail to motivate their youngsters to gain an education which can lead them to steer away from going to educational institutions.
While it cannot be denied that communities may serve some challenges in the education system, nevertheless, it cannot be overlooked that they form a vital part of the education system.
|Maintains Decorum||Community Stress|
|Facilitates Informal Education||Community Conflicts|
|Finances Education||Lack of Funding|
|Offers Facilities||Lack Of Motivation|
|Increases Attendance||Teacher Conflicts|