Education does not stand in isolation in society. It performs a range of transformational actions, particularly in transmitting cultural values between generations.
For this reason it is vital that any learning is underpinned by clear moral and social values, for if learners are unable to operate in the context of moral choices then their learning is tainted.
Insufficient time and resource is generally put into ensuring that learners develop intellectually, morally and socially. It is however imperative that learners develop a clear view of the opportunities, and responsibilities, of their role as citizens in their society.
Mahatma Gandhi recognised this over sixty years ago and this still remains a powerful mantra for promoting learning in a moral context.
Gandhi’s grandson, Arun, later added: Rights without responsibilities.