Education vs Indoctrination

Education

  • Its main purpose is to create intelligent human beings.
  • It emphasizes the creation of ideas.
  • It helps in increasing the power of human thinking and reasoning.
  • In this, mutual dialogue and critical thinking between the teacher and the learner is given place.

Indoctrination

  • Its main purpose is to create such human beings who accept the given ideas without any reasoning.
  • It emphasises the imposition of ideas.
  • It impairs the power of thinking and reasoning of human beings, and forces them to think in the same perspective.
  • In this, only imitation is expected from the learner and critical thinking is not given place.

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