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Role of education in quality of life


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Role of Education in quality of life

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Role of education in quality of life

  1. 1. Role of Education in quality of life M.Deivam M.Sc., M.Ed., M.Phil., Ph.D., Usha Latchumanan College of Education Thirukkanur, Puducherry UT – 605 501
  2. 2. Education meaning Thus education means to lead out, through the modification of the native behaviour of the child.
  3. 3. Definition An all round drawing out of the best in child and man-body, mind and spirit” -- Mahatma Gandhi
  4. 4. Introduction  No country can achieve sustainable economic development without substantial investment in human capital.  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.
  5. 5. Cont..,  Education raises people’s productivity and creativity and promotes entrepreneurship an technological advances.  In addition it plays a very crucial role in securing economic and social progress an improving income distribution.
  6. 6. 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 misconceptions. Education helps to attain quality of life, educated people have quality better than an uneducated person. Educated people can develop their knowledge and skill through education.
  7. 7. Cont..,  Educated people have chances to get the employment opportunities which help to maintain the quality of living standard.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. Cont..,  Education is the one which provides us the thrust in getting ahead and doing something constructive in our near future.  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.
  10. 10. Family and Education  One of the strongest and most consistent relationships in family life education is between education and basic family needs.  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 accordingly.  Schooling provides access to higher education later and provides a person with knowledge that will enable him/her to support his/her family
  11. 11. Cont..,  The educated and skilled member of the family gets and opportunity of employment, without any difficulty.  Educated an capable members of the family are able to fulfill the basic requirements of the family easily.
  12. 12. Education and income  Education persons are the skilled person. The have more access to income generation than the uneducated person.  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.
  13. 13. Cont.  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.
  14. 14. 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 workers.
  15. 15. conclusion  Education in every sense is one of the fundamental factors of development, no country can achieve the economic development without education
  16. 16. Health 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)
  17. 17. Objectives of health  Increase quality and years of healthy life  Eliminate health  Improve (enhance) quality of life  Extend life expectancy  Premature mortality
  18. 18. Component of health in quality of life  Exercise  Nutrition  Rest and Sleep  Periodic medical check up  Spiritual well being  Psychosocial well being
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20.  Factors affecting nutritional status  Age related changes  Psychosocial factors  Economic factors  Cultural factors  Age related changes  Taste and smell  Visual acuity  Loss of teeth and poor fitting denture  Psychosocial factors  Living alone also will lead to lack of incentive to work and eat
  21. 21.  Economic factors  Low income  Limited access to food and food choices  Inadequate facilities to food storage and preparation  Cultural factors  Eating habits may miss certain food group as vegetarians
  22. 22. Nutrition and productivity  Improved health increases the productivity in the developing countries as the work often rely on strength and endurance  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
  23. 23. Some common indicators  Crude death rate  Life expectancy  Infant mortality  Height and weight  Anemia  Protein calorie malnutrition
  24. 24. 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 developing countries.
  25. 25. Causes of sickness and premature death  Environmental health problem  Malnutrition  Lack of medical care of adequate quantity, quality and type These are the causes of sickness and death in developing countries and they deserve more careful examination
  26. 26. Environmental sanitation 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 to sunlight -- This promotes the spread of airborne diseases such as tuberculosis