What is a social change? What impact does it have on society? How does it help everyone in developing a good relationship? Social change refers to the changes in the people, in their relationship with each other and with the things in their society. Americans have exposed the fact that uncontrolled social change can bring about serious trouble. The big questions of the century are that our effort to control communism is adequate. Are we taking any concrete steps about which will be helpful in the long run and what is the responsibility of educators in all that society? Social change is different from cultural or civilization change, it actually comes in at a specific time. Cultural and civilization changes are the result of social change.
Social change can be observed in both a society and community, in society it refers to the total interaction of any group. Social change is a process, not a product and it is not observable except in the changing equilibrium of the present relationships. Education does affect the social change and education policy that has been historically developed within the national context. Education is the panacea to every problem like the world issues such as global warming, conflict and the depletion of earth resources .Education contributes to an increased awareness and an enthusiasm in resolving these problems. Education can bring about social change while connecting with theory at the level of cultural impact and policy implications.
Today the role of education is widely recognized as an instrument of social change and social development. Social change may take place when people need a change or when the existing social system or network of social institutions fails to meet the existing demands or when new methods suggest better ways of meeting those needs.
Social change takes place as a response to many aspects of changes that take place in the social and non social environment.