Role of Education in quality of life
M.Deivam M.Sc., M.Ed., M.Phil., Ph.D.,
Usha Latchumanan College of Education
Puducherry UT – 605 501
Thus education means to lead out,
through the modification of the native
behaviour of the child.
An all round drawing out of the best in
child and man-body, mind and spirit”
-- Mahatma Gandhi
No country can achieve sustainable economic
development without substantial investment in
Education enriches people’s understanding of
themselves and world.
It improves the quality of their lives and leads to broad
social benefits to individuals and society.
Education raises people’s productivity and creativity
and promotes entrepreneurship an technological
In addition it plays a very crucial role in securing
economic and social progress an improving income
Role of Education in quality of life
Education is the source of knowledge, skill, capacities.
Education is the light of life.
Education helps to create awareness by removing
Education helps to attain quality of life, educated people
have quality better than an uneducated person.
Educated people can develop their knowledge and skill
Educated people have chances to get the employment
opportunities which help to maintain the quality of
Importance of education: For quality of life
Education is very important among all of us, the fact which is
commonly nothing to deny among any.
It’s the education which transforms a person to live a better
life and more importantly in a socially well being.
It educates us with all the needed attributes in leading our
life in a proper lifestyle.
Education does make a remarkable effect on one’s
personality. Getting educated and finally earning a
professional degree prepares you to be a part and contribute
in good organizations, companies or Institutions.
Education is the one which provides us the thrust in
getting ahead and doing something constructive in our
Education involves gathering of knowledge in
whatever aspects. It helps a person to draw the best or
of their mind and spirit.
Education plays a vital role in the personal growth and
the social development among all of us. It imparts us
with all the power and necessities in making a
noticeable mark in any of the field.
Family and Education
One of the strongest and most consistent relationships
in family life education is between education and basic
A family with quality life usually places high priority
on the education of the children.
An intelligent and educated person to higher
education can overcome his/her problems
Schooling provides access to higher education later
and provides a person with knowledge that will enable
him/her to support his/her family
The educated and skilled member of the family gets
and opportunity of employment, without any
Educated an capable members of the family are able to
fulfill the basic requirements of the family easily.
Education and income
Education persons are the skilled person. The have
more access to income generation than the
An increasing the income of the family, they can move
toward quality of life.
An educated person knows how to solve the family
problems in an effective way.
The family conflicts due to misunderstanding are less
likely to occur in such families.
Education helps to create a harmonious environment
in the family and attain quality of life.
Education is one of the major elements of quality of
life, the parents should provide the quality education
to their children.
Education helps to utilize modern materials and
inventions for maintaining the quality of living
standard of the family members.
Education and productivity
Clearly the educational provisions within any given
country represent one of the main determinants of the
composition and growth of that country’s output and
exports and constitute an important ingredient in
system’s capacity to borrow foreign technology
effectively of workers.
Example: health and nutrition, and primary and
secondary education all raise the productivity of
Education in every sense is one of the fundamental
factors of development, no country can achieve the
economic development without education
World health organization definition of health:
Health is a state of complete physical, mental and
social well being
Health is not simply absence of disease and infirmity
Health statistics generally measure morbidity
(sickness) and mortality(deaths)
Objectives of health
Increase quality and years of healthy life
Improve (enhance) quality of life
Extend life expectancy
Component of health in quality of
Rest and Sleep
Periodic medical check up
Spiritual well being
Psychosocial well being
Health and development
Health increase human potentialities of all kinds
Everyone can benefit from better health in the present,
and improved health for the young will lead to
healthier population in future.
Better child health and nutrition promotes future
productivity growth directly by helping children
develop into stronger and healthier adults
Factors affecting nutritional status
Age related changes
Age related changes
Taste and smell
Loss of teeth and poor fitting denture
Living alone also will lead to lack of incentive to
work and eat
Limited access to food and food choices
Inadequate facilities to food storage and
Eating habits may miss certain food group as
Nutrition and productivity
Improved health increases the productivity in the
developing countries as the work often rely on strength
Marginal productivity of health is likely to be higher
relative to higher income countries
Adults in poorer countries are more likely to be
afflicted with health problems, some of which stem
from early childhood
Some common indicators
Crude death rate
Height and weight
Protein calorie malnutrition
It is a major source of ill health and premature death
in developing counties
Most of the malnutrition today is of the type known as
PCM (Protein calorie malnutrition)
Vitamin A deficiency that can cause blindness and
iron deficiency anemia are still very common in many
Causes of sickness and premature
Environmental health problem
Lack of medical care of adequate quantity, quality and
These are the causes of sickness and death in
developing countries and they deserve more careful
Contamination of water supply and some times also
food and soil with human waste.
-- This highlights the fact that many of the infection,
parasitic, and respiratory diseases that afflict poor
countries are water borne.
Housing with insufficient space, ventilation and access
-- This promotes the spread of airborne diseases such