PROMOTION OF DEMOCRATIC
CITIZENSHIP IS THE PRIMARY
CONCERN OF EDUCATION IN A
DEMOCRACY. HENCE A STUDY
OF THE RELATION BETWEEN
DEMOCRACY AND EDUCATION
WOULD BE OF SPECIAL
INTEREST FOR THE
ACCORDING TO FRANKLIN D.
ROODVELT “ DEMOCRACY
CAN NOT SUCCEED UNLESS
THOSE WHO EXPRESS
THEIR CHOICE ARE
PREPARED TO CHOOSE
WISELY. THE REAL
DEMOCRACY is derived from two Greek
words ‘DEMOS’ and ‘KRATIA’ which
means People and Power respectively.
DEMOCRACY – POWER OF THE
DEMOCRACY – “ the
government of the
People, by the People
and for the People.
Emphasizes the worth and dignity of
the individual and declares that every
human being is to be considered as
an end not as a mean.
“Sovereignty of the living individual”
projects the human individual as the ‘
unit of judgment and responsible
Equal right is guaranteed to all.
Political and Social liberties are
considered as the only dependable
safeguards of individual worth and
Democracy rests on individual
opportunity and individual
Let us Summarize….
The concept of Democracy has
undergone considerable changes
through the ages, the core of the
matter remains unchanged as seen in
the struggle of man for justice, liberty,
equality and fraternity.
• Democracy has been accepted as a
Philosophy of modern life.
• Since Education is a potential
instrument for social changes leading to
modernization it has to maintain close
relationship with that philosophy.
IN ORDER TO GET EDUCATION, DEMOCRACY IS
NECESSARY. ALSO TO UNDERSTAND THE
MEANING AND APPLICATIONS OF
DEMOCRACY, EDUCATION IS ESSENTIAL.
• GANDHIJI says “ By education, I mean
an all-round development of the best in
child and man - body, mind and spirit.
• Man is a social being. The society will be
developed and modified through each
individual by education.
• Democracy and Education plays a vital
role in order to achieve these goals.