About the BookThe study of Philosophy and Sociology of Education is an exciting and challenging venture. It allows us to encounter some of the great and enduring ideas of human thought. It enables us not only to understand what has gone in the past in education but also to develop the kind of perspective and intellectual tools that will help us deal with the educational problems of today and the years ahead. Philosophy and Sociology of Education has been identified as an important subject in all teacher training programmes.
The present book contains selected topics of Philosophy and Sociology of Education to help B.Ed. and M.Ed. students as well as those working in the field of education. The main topics included in the book are: Education—Meaning, Concepts, Types and Approach, Education and its Aims, Education and Philosophy, Idealism in Education, Naturalism in Education, Pragmatism in Education, Education and Social Change, Education and Social System, Education and Community, Equality and Equity in Education, Education—Planning and National Development, Education and Problems of Environment, Education for National Integration, Education for International Understanding, and Education for Human Values. These topics throw enough light on the importance of teacher education in particular and school education in general.
It is hoped that the book will prove highly useful to the students and teachers of Education. In addition, all those readers interested in the study of philosophy and sociology of education will also find it an ideal reference book.About the Author/sR.P. Pathak is a Reader (Department of Education) in L.B.S. Vidyapeeth (Deemed University), New Delhi, teaching B.Ed. and M.Ed. classes. He received his education at Jaunpur, Gorakhpur, B.H.U., Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, IGNOU and Meerut University. He has served various institutions, i.e. NCERT, SCERT and IGNOU. He has guided a number of Ph.D. and master level dissertations and has contributed several Research papers, articles and reports to various reputed journals.