India is evolving in every sphere, and its education system is no exception. The change, however, is largely towards the betterment of the society as a whole; but still constraints are many in achieving a stringent yet ‘beneficial for all’ education system in the country. This book gives a thorough account on the Indian Education system—from its inception to the present day, and underlines the hurdles faced and the improvements needed to achieve a flawless system of imparting value education the students.
The book begins by explaining fundamental theories of education—its meaning, nature and so on, and then proceeds to discuss the emerging Indian society and the constraints faced by its education system, like corruption, poverty, social discrimination, ill practices (drugs, violence, etc.). It further discusses the philosophies preached by the Indian and Western philosophers and educationists, like Swami Vivekananda, Sri Aurobindo, Rabindra Nath Tagore, Mahatma Gandhi, Rousseau, Froebel, and Maria Montessori, and their contribution in shaping the Indian Education system in some way or the other.
The book further explains the concepts integral to Education in Emerging India, which are Education for All (Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan), Education for Women (girl child), Education for the Children with Special Needs, Education for National Integration, and Adult Education. It also discusses the revised education policies, with special emphasis on education commissions, and organizations involved in it.
The book is designed for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of Education.
S. SAMUEL RAVI, PhD, is working as an Assistant Professor, N.M. Christian College, Marthandam, Tamil Nadu. He has more than two decades of teaching experience in various educational and research institutions, both at the school and college levels. He is the author of two books—Comprehensive Study of Education, and Philosophical and Sociological Bases of Education, published by PHI Learning, Delhi.