CHANGE IN WIDER SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT
The change may be in the total social environment surrounding the society. It may be due to some internal forces or external forces arising in other societies. Social phenomena occurring in neighbouring or distant societies have very widespread impact now. English, for example, is now became a world language for dissemination of knowledge and consequently India feels the necessity to emphasise the need for retaining and strengthening the knowledge of English in order to continue to be benefited by new knowledge developing all over the world.
CHANGE IN SOCIAL GOALS, OBJECTIVES AND VALUES
The social change may be in social goals, objectives and values. The changes may be in social values that directly affect the content of social roles and social interaction. For example, the adoption of equality as a value may ultimately lead to compulsory and free primary education, to expansion of primary educational facilities to all children upto the age of fourteen and to providing financial and other aid to backward classes for enabling them to avail of the expanded educational facilities. INSTITUTIONAL SOCIAL CHANGES
The social change may be ‘institutional’ which includes change in more definite structures such as form of organization, roles and role content. The adoption of democracy and adult franchise in India has made training in responsible and responsive citizenship absolutely necessary for the electorate. This may ultimately affect the content and the method of teaching in educational institutions as well as the teacher-taught relationships. CHANGES IN KNOWLEDGE AND TECHNOLOGY
The changes may be in the existing knowledge and technology. Space exploration, industrialization, agricultural and domestic technology, development of transportation, and mass media of communication, new understanding of the human organism, individual and social behaviour are some of the scientific and technological areas in which knowledge has expanded a great deal and will still continue to expand. Thus, the development of knowledge and technology may bring changes in syllabus, teaching and evaluating methods and role of teacher. SOCIAL CHANGE AND LAGS IN INDIAN EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM
In response to social change educational system must also change. The change may be in...