About the BookIt has been rightly said that only a true philosopher may give a practical shape to education. Philosophy and education go hand in hand. Education depends on philosophy for its guidance while philosophy depends on education for its own formulation. Teaching methods are very much concerned with the philosophy of education the teacher holds. The philosophical systems of education govern the teacher’s attitude to the method of teaching. With a view to comprehend the close relationship of philosophy and education and their great significance in the modern times, the present book Philosophy of Education has been written.
The book aims at presenting the Western ‘isms’ of philosophy as well as Indian philosophy of education—beginning from the Vedas to the contemporary philosophies. It elucidates the philosophical issues and attempts to draw the philosophical implications of every ‘isms’. Invaluable viewpoints on education of eminent educators like Rousseau, Russell, Swami Dayanand, Annie Besant,
M.K. Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore and many others, and the influence of their philosophies have been studied in depth. It acquaints the readers with the varied aims and ideals of education, methods and principles of teaching, role and influence of teachers as propounded by the great philosophers.
Written in a simple language and lucid style, the book is expected to serve as an ideal textbook on the subject. It will prove indispensable for the students and teachers of Education. Question Bank at the end of the book is an added advantage provided to the students which would prove helpful in preparation for examination. Even the general readers will find this book worth-reading.About the Author/sSoti Shivendra Chandra, M.A., M.Ed., Ph.D., is Principal of the S.S. Postgraduate College, Shahjahanpur, Rohilkhand University. He has been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students of education. Besides participating in many seminars and contributing many research papers, Dr. Chandra has held several important positions at the university level. He has been co-author with Dr. Ram Nath Sharma in several books on Education including Sri Aurobindo’s Philosophy of Education.
Rajendra Kumar Sharma is M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., U.G.C. Research Fellow, Panjab University, Chandigarh (1985-1988), and has worked on I.C.S.S.R. Sponsored Project (1987)—‘Overseas Indian Entrepreneurs in Kenya’. He is LMI: Indian Sociological Society, Uttar Pradesh Samaj Shastra Parishad, Indian Research Association, U.P. Darshan Parishad. He is author of dozens of papers and books on Sociology both in Hindi and English. Dr. Sharma has utilised his experience of teaching Sociology to postgraduate and undergraduate students for writing ideal textbooks both in Hindi and English on almost all the papers taught in this subject at the Indian Universities. He taught at N.A.S. P.G. College, Meerut (1987-1991). At present he is Lecturer at N.R.E.C. (P.G.) College, Ch. Charan Singh University.