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PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION
JAGDISH CHAND
ISBN : 9788183640602(HB). 9788183640619(PB)
Year : 2010
Bibliography : 197pp
Price : US$ 25 (HB)

Price : US$ 8 (PB)



 Contents

1. Basic Ideas in Education
Significance of Education; Divergent Views on the Meaning of Education; Etymological Meaning of Education; Great Indian and Western thinkers on the Meaning of Education; Analysis of Some Definitions of Education; Functional and Operational Definition and Meaning of Education; Sarcastic and Negative View of Education; Nature of Education; Retrospective and Prospective Nature of Education /147; Chief Characteristics of the Nature of Education; Broad and Narrow Meaning of Education; What Education is Not and What Education is; Functions of Education; Characteristics of the Process of Education; Why, Whom, Who, Where, What, How and When of Education; Scope of Education

2. Types of Education
Three Types of Education; Formal Education; Informal Education; Non-Formal Education; Non-Formal Education and National Policy on Education-NPE (1986 and Revised Policy 1992); Broad Comparison Between Formal and Non-Formal Education; Comparison of Formal and Informal Education; Comparison Among Formal, Informal and Non-Formal Education; Examples of Different Types of Education; Narrowing Down the Gap Between Different Types of Education; A Balanced View; Traditional education and modern education at a glance; Emerging Concerns And Modern Education; Child-Centred Education and Teacher-Centred Education

3. Aims and Objectives of Education
Aims of education related to society; Individual Aim and Social Aim in Education; Priorities of Aims of Education in India; Functions and Directions of Education in India

4. Educational Philosophy
Significance of Philosophy ; Meaning and Definition of Philosophy; Chief Characteristics of Philosophy; Why Do We Need Philosophy?; Scope of Philosophy: Different Areas of Philosophy; Relationship Between Philosophy and Education: Their Interdependence; All Great Philosophers as Great Educators; Dependence of Philosophy on Education; Dependence of Education on Philosophy; Significance of Studying Philosophy in Understanding Educational Practices and Trends: Contribution of Philosophy to Education; Significance of Philosophy to the Teacher

5. Major Philosophies and Their Impact on Education
Idealism in Education: Idealism as the Oldest Philosophy; Fundamental Principles of Idealism; Idealism on Various Dimensions of Education; Limitations and Weaknesses of Idealism; Contribution of Idealism to Educational Theory and Practice; Philosophy of Naturalism in Education: Meaning of Naturalism; Chief Characteristics of Naturalism; Naturalism and Its Various Dimensions of Education (Implications of Naturalism in Education); Limitations of Naturalism in Education; Contribution of Naturalism to Education; Pragmatism; Broad Features of Pragmatism in Education; Limitations of Pragmatism; Contribution of Pragmatism to Education; Comparative Impact of Idealism, Naturalism and Pragmatism on Educational Theory and Practice

6. Rousseau (1712-1778)
A Brief Life Sketch; Publications of Rousseau and Essence of His Writings; Rousseau's Views on Educational Theory and Practices; 'Emile': An Important Treatise on Education; An Analysis of Rousseau's Views on Education; Rousseau's Contribution to Education

7. Dewey, John (1852-1959)
Brief Life Sketch of John Dewey; Publications of John Dewey; Philosophy of Pragmatism of Dewey; Dewey's Views on Various Aspects of Education; Functions of the School: School Related to Social Life; Laboratory School, University of Chicago; Essence of John Dewey's Work: Contribution to Education; Evaluation of Dewey's Work

8. Philosophical Thought in India and Its Contribution to Education
Rich Philosophical Heritage; Chief Sources of Indian Philosophical Thought; The Vedic Philosophical Thought; Educational Implications of the Vedic Thought; Philosophic Thought as Contained in the Upanishads; Philosophical Thought of the Bhagwad Gita; Educational Implications of Philosophic Thought of Gita; Systems of Philosophy and Their Educational Implications; Salient Features of Indian Thought and Implications

9. Swami Vivekananda's Philosophy and Its Impact on Education
Brief Life Sketch of Swami Vivekananda; Major Publications of Swami Vivekananda; Principal Features of Swami Vivekananda's Philosophy; Swami Vivekananda's Philosophy of Education; Swami Vivekananda on Various Aspects of Education; Contribution of Swami Vivekananda to Education: Relevance of His Views Today

10. Rabindranath Tagore (1869-1941): Educational Philosophy and Its Impact
Brief Life Sketch; Tagore's Publications; Factors Influencing Tagore's Philosophy of Education; Tagore's Views on Various Aspects of Education in his own words; Concept of an Ideal School; Visvabharati at Shantiniketan in Natural Surroundings; Tagore's Contribution to Education

11. Philosophical Thought of Gandhiji (1869-1948)
Brief Life Sketch of Gandhiji; Gandhiji's Publications on Education; Principal Features of Gandhiji's Philosophy of Life; Factors that Influenced Gandhiji's Philosophy of Life and Philosophy of Education; Thoughts of Gandhiji on Various Dimensions of Education in His Own Words; Gandhiji's Dissatisfaction with the Existing System of Education and Formulation of Basic Systems of Education; Origin of Basic education/ NaITalem /Wardha Scheme or System of Education; Curriculum of Basic Education as It Emerged in Due Course; Tenets/Merits of Basic Education/Chief Features; Criticism of Basic Education; Future of Basic Education and the Education Commission (1964-66); Summing up: The philosophy of Gandhiji and its Impact on Education

12. Sri Aurobindo (1872-1950): Integral Education
Brief Life Sketch; Select Quotes of Sri Aurobindo on Education; Prominent Features of Aurobindo's Philosophy; Sri Aurobindo's Main Ideas on Education; National System of Education; Integral Education; Two-fold Bases of Integrated Education; Task of Integral Education; Measures for Achieving the Ends of Integral Education; Contribution of Sri Aurobindo to Education



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