Juvenile School Society In The Juvenile Period

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“What is true of the influence of the society at large during the whole period of human life is true of the influence of the school society during the juvenile period”. - Raymont The school is considered as one of the most important agency of education. The knowledge has grown tremendously and cultural need have grown so much that it is almost impossible to provide proper education without the help of school. As a result the importance of school has increased manifold. The school is considered to be a place where pupils are expected to acquire knowledge and develop their intellect. Dr. Dewey of America maintained that “the school is primarily a social process; the school is simply that form of community life in which all these agencies are concentrated that will be most effective in bringing the child to share in the inherited resources of the race and to use his own process for social end”. For this purpose school should be in vital rapport with the life outside the school. In fact the school should be a miniature society and a center of social experimentation. Psychologist also recognizes that the mental development of a child cannot be understood apart from the society. With the growth of sociological tendencies in the world, therefore, the school is considered more and more as a “miniature society” exerting potential influence among children. A school is described as a social institution because it is a cultural configuration, it is formed deliberately to satisfy

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