Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Define general education and write down its general functions

General education refers to the organized educational programs which aim promotion, preservation and transmission of national values, ideologies and culture.

General education is a combination of those formal opportunities which bring about behavioral changes in the individual. Here is a comprehensive account of the general functions of general education :-

  • It preserved the culture and civilization of a Society.

  • It promotes literacy in the society. 

  • It enables the individual to conform to the social demands. 

  • It transmits the cultural heritage and academic: excellence's to the next generations. 

  • It makes the life ideology and social values as the part of individual’s behavior.

  • It develops all aspects of national life.
  • It serves as a source of fulfilling the individual and collective objectives.
  • It enables the individuals to participate in the national development.
  • It expands the information of the individuals and thereby raises the academic standards.
  • It produces social stability following the harmony between individual and a society.
  • It paves the way to social peace and integrity by developing the insight of the individuals.


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