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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.

1.   Meaning and Nature of Education
2.   Scenario of Emerging India
3.   Meaning of Educational Philosophy
4.   Philosophy and Branches of Knowledge
5.   Indian Philosophy and Education
6.   Idealism
7.   Naturalism
8.   Pragmatism
9.   Existentialism
10. Rabindranath Tagore

11. Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948)
12. Swami Vivekananda

13. Sri Aurobindo Ghosh

14. Jean Jacques Rousseau

15. Froebel (1782–1852)
16. John Dewey (1859–1952)
17. Maria Montessori (1870–1952)
18. Meaning and Scope of Educational Sociology
19. School and Community
20. Education and Social Change
21. Education and Culture
22. Education and Human Resource Development
23. Education and Economic Development
24. Universalisation of Elementary Education
25. Equalisation of Educational Opportunities
26. Education for Democracy
27. Education and Secularism
28. Education and Modernisation
29. Values in Education
30. Population Education
31. Agencies of Education
32. Socialisation of the Child
33. Special Education
34. Globalization and Education
35. Women’s Education
36. Adult Education
37. Distance Education
38. Education for National Integration
39. Education for International Understanding
40. University Education Commission (1948–1949)
41. Secondary Education Commission (1952–1953)
42. Indian Education Commission (1964–1966)
43. New Education Policy (1986)
44. Revised Education Policy (1992)
45. Educational Organizations
Bibliography • Index

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.
2015 / 784pp. / 16.0 × 24.1 cm / ISBN-978-81-203-5144-8 / Rs.675.00
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