We must advance from sense-perception and opinion to genuine knowledge. And the other purpose of training was to give them stability in judgement. Younger adults can start to understand more advanced physical and intellectual concepts and search for their own versions of their truth (you can read more about Plato’s “The Allegory of the Cave” to understand more about Plato’s beliefs on “the truth”). Therefore, in order to perform all these duties, education was necessary for them so that society could get best values from both men and women. Plato once stated that the main function of education is not to put knowledge into the soul, but to bring out the latent talents in the soul by directing it towards the right objects. Plato believed that knowledge is virtue and it is the duty of sate to provide knowledge. Again, Socrates insists that education in philosophy is something to be loved and will result in the satisfaction of eros. Those who excel in their studies, war, and other duties will be chosen at age thirty to be tested in dialectics to determine "who is able to release himself from the eyes and the rest of sense and go to what which is in itself and accompanies truth" (437d). Next, he teaches about thought through his discussion of the philosopher-kings' education and dialectics. The important characteristics of platonic or spiritual education are here under: Plato’s educational curriculum consists of two stages, elementary and higher stages. Plato's beliefs on education, however, are difficult to discern because of the intricacies of the dialogue. Furthermore, it is insufficient to merely have opinions about the good. Socrates' rambling teaching style makes sense in light of his idea that students should come to the truth on their own rather than by force (536e). His guiding principle is that, “Nothing must be admitted in education which does not conduce to the promotion of virtue. After gaining an understanding of the two accounts, the paper will analyze them in relation to Socrates' own pedagogical method, and thereby unveil the ideals of Socratic education. Dr. V.K.Maheshwari, M.A(Socio, Phil) B.Sc. Play must have serious intentions; poetry must only imitate what is good, pointing beyond the petty troubles of men to the eternal pursuit of justice and philosophy, and children must not be allowed to play with dialectics before they are able to do so responsibly for fear they will be corrupted and become lawless (538). The ‘middle period’ of Plato’s work is also characterised by the use of dialogues in which Socrates is the main speaker – but by this point it is generally accepted that it is Plato’s words that are being spoken. In his treatise ”The republic”, Plato has dealt with education in details. Plato was in support of firm censorship of all literary and artistic works to make sure that, youth did not come under bad influences. In addition to that Plato proposed that :Education should be carefully planned as it is universal, with subject matter, admissible candidates, age levels, examinations and rewards being taken up as pressing considerations in state- supported and state- administered schooling. image. Plato stressed that all concerned be communicated for proper education. Remarkably, in the guardian's education, no one, not even a judge, was permitted exposure to the truth at this young an age. He acknowledges that his proposed regime and its philosopher-kings are implausible and, instead, the real goal is to establish an ordered, just regime within oneself (592). Socrates then spontaneously progresses to the cave analogy in order to explain the process of coming to know the good by means of education. Plato received the common Athenian education, both physical and mental. A soul that has contemplated the pure eternal ideas must, in part at least, be like these ideas, pure and eternal; for only like can know like. But despite his adamancy that knowing is superior to opining, Socrates himself claims not to know the good, which allows him to explore it jointly with Glaucon. He is Greek intellectual, the pupil of Socrates, and the tutor of Aristotle. Plato is in favor of education in a free atmosphere without any compulsion or check. Part of this can be put down to Plato’s dislike of the Sophists (particularly as teachers of rhetoric) and his concern that teachers should know their subject. Although Socrates presents two explicit methods of education in the Republic, his preferred pedagogical method is difficult to identify because of the dramatic context of the dialogue. Plato didn’t see a difference between what men and women were capable of, and their roles in a perfect society required both sexes to be educated. Men may come and men may go, but the man-type, the human race, goes on forever. Plato very effectively mixed these two concepts of education and justice. Women should the same physical and educational training; they should know the art of war. Everything has been made for man, plants to nourish him, and animal-bodies to serve as habitations for fallen souls. In the Timaeus, Plato locates the parts of the soul within the human body: Reason is located in the head, spirit in the top third of the torso, and the appetite in the middle third of the torso, down to the navel. The aim of education, according to Plato, is the welfare of both the individual and the society. Man is, therefore, indeed, the measure of all things, of all truth, because there lie embedded in his soul certain universal principles, notions, concepts, or ideas, which form the starting-point of all his knowledge. Succinct introduction that covers a good deal of ground. In the republic he has drawn up a blue print of what our ideal society should be and what role education has to play in the maintenance of justice and the functions of different social classes.