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Prepare the students to be sensitive to the needs of other human beings.
This sensitivity is possible only when they have understanding and regard for human life and its common needs. Simultaneously, they must be in good physical and mental health so that they are motivated to serve the community. The students would learn about the destabilizing effects of social and economic class structures, which can be corrected only with understanding and right education.
Enlighten the teachers and the students about the practice of human values in human conduct in all aspects of life.
Knowing human values we would develop a sense of recognition of relationships and values which hold them together. Enlightenment is possible only when the students understand their common origin, and develop a heightened state of awareness to be able to see the same-self in all. They must have an open mind for the differences in faith, race, and culture, and respect individual freedom in belief, worship, and style of life. Simultaneously, they must see the basis of justice to be found in human relationships. The students would learn about the destabilizing effect of their behavioural differences to people based on theirfamily background, economic status, place in society, faith, race and gender, and superiority and exclusivity of faiths.
Afford the teachers and the students respect for law, order and balance.
It is possible only with the establishment of true equality in justice provided by the law. In the present day societies, equality can be achieved through equal: education, healthcare, and opportunity. This equality can then be used to develop their roles in creating harmony in the families and communities by the recognition of values in relationships, and living in those values to experience mutual fulfillment in relationships. This would allow justice to be carried out in all social situations. The students would learn about the potential destabilizing effects of arrogance of the powerful individuals, businesses and nations.
Challenge the teachers and the students in their responsibility for the environment.
It is possible only when they see themselves as an undivided human family as part of universal system that includes all inhabitants of the Earth and its environment. All inhabitants of the Earth have a global responsibility in addition to their local communities. Simultaneously, they must develop awareness about how the businesses use the media to orient their mind toward consumerism without regard to limited and depleting resources. The students would learn about the potential destabilizing effects of human greed and arrogance of the powerful and the wealthy individuals.
Empower the teachers and the students with strength of character.
It is needed to face any problem in their lives after they leave school and become a contributing member of their communities. It is possible only when they have self-respect, self-confidence, and integrity. In doing so, their character is reflected in their four-faceted conduct by: keeping their eyes only on their self-earned wealth; keeping their eyes only on their spouses; using their body, mind and wealth to help and not hurt the others. Simultaneously, they must learn the value of the global society with: the diversity of faith, race, culture and gender, and the ease of cooperation in finding collective solutions to problems they encounter. The students would learn about the destabilizing effect of corrupt practices in the society, politics, business and academia and prepare them to resolve any conflict they encounter through the power of discussion for a mutually agreeable solution.
“When learning is purposeful, creativity blossoms. When creativity blossoms, thinking emanates. When thinking emanates, knowledge is fully lit. When knowledge is lit, economy flourishes.”
(A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Indomitable Spirit)
“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”