The educational system we follow today looks unbalanced as it majorly focuses on the evaluation part without providing basic life skills learning approaches. The attitudes of people are governed by the attributes they learn. Living as we do a complicated lifestyle in a sophisticated society, what we require is no short of a sophisticated education model. Knowledge in itself has little worth unless it is put to use. We need education for life skills at a much faster rate than anything as of today.
The book “Life Skills Education in India” focuses up on life skills in India Life skills are skills and capabilities that help individuals cope with problems in everyday life with a positive outlook. Life skills education would place us on the highway to augmentation, development, and building personality in effective decision-making. The word life skills are popularly used in budding health issues for young people in different parts of the world. Working in a positive environment leads to the generation of ideas and a positive outlook towards life.
Life skills development is a lifelong process that starts in early childhood and continues until the very end of life. It is one such attribute that can help a child climb the ladder of success efficiently. Life skills also deal with mental functions to aid in problem-solving attitudes and focus on one area of concern. Interacting with each other in a developed environment brings peace, and people have contended enough to grow and evolve efficiently.
This book will be useful as a source for further reference for the students, scholars and academicians to have a sufficient knowledge about the life skills among students in the Indian society. The development of the children can be possible only when the basic problems of the children are removed from the scratch. There is a need to teach life skills to children so as to achieve the children development in all aspects in India and all children can enjoy better environment for living a healthy and stress free life.
This book consists of sixteen chapters covering different aspects of life skills education. It traces the child psychology, children problems and life skill education. the cyber addiction and mental health are also covered. Furthermore, chapters related to emotional intelligence and well-being is discussed. Important analysis of need of life skill education is made in light of present day problems.
As an Editor, I thank to all the paper contributors for their wonderful support and co-operation in bringing this book, without their support and encouragement this won’t be successful. I hope that this book will serve as a reference to students, readers and academicians.
Dr. Lalita K. Sharma