It is possible to change a nation’s culture using education. When we talk of a nation’s culture, we are simply referring to the nation’s ‘way of life’. Culture, in its simplest definition, is ‘the way of life’. And a nation’s way of life can definitely be changed. Education can be helpful in that process, of trying to change a nation’s way of life. Education is actually one of the most potent tools you can use, when seeking to change a nation’s culture. The question that comes up instantly is as to how exactly education can be used to change a nation’s culture. And in answering that question, we come to learn that there are certain specific steps you need to follow. Those are the steps you need to follow when seeking to change a nation’s culture using education.
You need to start by identifying the specific ways in which you wish to change a nation’s culture. So this is an analytical stage. Here, you look at the current way of life (that is, the current culture), and try to figure out how it can be improved upon. The process here is more or less similar to what you would go through in the course of double your line application — where you start by analyzing the current state of your finances, before figuring out whether you can afford to take up another credit card. Similarly, before trying to change a nation’s culture using education, you have to start by taking a critical look at the nation’s present culture – and trying to figure out how it can be improved upon. You may, for instance, be in search of a more cohesive national culture, a less corrupt national culture, a more hardworking national culture… and so on. So you identify the specific changes you’d wish to see.
You then need to figure out a way in which you can change the nation’s education system, in order to bring about the desired cultural change. It may be a scenario where you just introduce certain subjects/topics into the school curriculum, in order to have the kids introduced to the new national culture. Or it may be a situation where you just have to change the entire educational system, to accommodate the desired cultural changes.
Subsequently, you need to effect the necessary changes in the education system, so as to achieve the desired cultural change. So at this stage, you implement the necessary changes in the educational system consistently — in order to see the desired cultural changes in a few years or decades.