From The Dawn Of Civilization, Man Has Been Marching In Search Of Wisdom. Various Experiments Are Projected Through Education, So That Humanity, Happiness And Harmony Be Wedded Together. Education Is Indispensable For Making Life And Living Meaningful And Purposive. Its Significance Cannot Be Fully Appreciated Unless It Is Looked At In Proper Perspectives Philosophical, Sociological And Psychological.The Sociological Foundation Of Education Has Added A New Dimension To Education As An Interdisciplinary Approach.Man Not Only Lives In A Society, He Grows And Functions In A Social Context And Various Factors Contribute To The Growth Of An Individual.Sociology Which Involves The Study Of Society, Social Process And Social Change Is A Growing Science. Education Can Hardly Be Separated From Society And So From Sociology.School Is A Miniature Society And What Happens In A Society Also Happens In A School Situation. Like Parents In A Family, Teachers Take Important Roles In A School.Culture Occupies A Significant Place In A Society. A Community Cannot Grow Without Culture. Similarly, A Society Cannot Survive Without Culture. As In Every Dynamic Society There Are Problems, So In Every School There Are Typical Situations. Teacher Has A Distinct Role As A Social Worker And Community Member.Obviously, Of All The Foundations Of Education, The Sociological Basis Has A More Practical Bearing On Day-To-Day Living. In The Present Book An Attempt Has Been Made To Analytically Deal With Education In Relation To Social Environment, Culture, Social Control, Social Stratification And Social Mobility, Social Change, And National Integration. In Addition, It Elucidates The Significance Of Education For Survival, Peace, Harmony, International Understanding, Emancipation Of Creative Consciousness Etc. The Present Indian Society And Its Problems In Educational Perspectives Have Been Particularly Studied.It Is Hoped That The Present Book Will Prove Immensely Useful For The Students And Teachers Of Both Education And Sociology. Even The General Readers Will Find It Highly Informative.
Education and philosophy go hand-in-hand. It is through the power of knowledge, our Philosophers laid a foundation of educational theories, and set a stepping stone for the modern day education system and educational institutions. This book gives a comprehensive account of the fundamental theories laid by the philosophers, and the society’s role in shaping them up. Beginning with explaining the theories like Idealism, Naturalism, Pragmatism, and so on, the book moves on to the Philosophers (Indian and Western) and their contribution to the world of education. The book further goes on explaining the contribution of the society and community in overall development of a child. Besides, the chapters elucidate the role of institutions like school, college and home in inculcating the values in a child. The concluding chapters delve on the concepts of Secularism, Democracy and National integration vis-à-vis education. Designed for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of Education, the book will be equally beneficial for the teachers and educationists.
From The Dawn Of Civilization, Man Has Been Marching In Search Of Wisdom. Various Experiments Are Projected Through Education, So That Humanity, Happiness And Harmony Be Wedded Together. Education Is Indispensable For Making Life And Living Meaningful And Purposive. Its Significance Cannot Be Fully Appreciated Unless It Is Looked At In Proper Perspectives Philosophical, Sociological And Psychological.The Philosophical Perspectives Provide The Basis Of Education In Terms Of Values, Aims And Objectives. Without A Philosophical Basis, Education Tends To Lose Its Direction. In Addition, Philosophy Provides A Framework Within Which Education And Educational Problems Can Be Discussed. Above All, The Nature Of Decisions Is Significantly Determined By Philosophy And Education. A Philosophy Of Education Is Often Adequate To Make Immediate Resolution To Conflicts. Thus, Philosophy Of Education Is A Comprehensive Area Of Knowledge With An Interdisciplinary Approach.Keeping In View The Significant Bearing Of Philosophical Basis Of Education On Life And Society, The Present Book Philosophical Foundation Of Education Has Been Written. It Is An In-Depth Study Of All The Aspects Related To Education. Beginning With The Philosophical Foundation Of Education, The Book Analytically Discusses Education In Relation To Issues Of Human Values, Freedom And Discipline, Peace And Democracy And Its Application In Classroom Teaching. It Also Acquaints The Readers With The Indian Philosophy Of Education. Apart From These, It Analytically Presents The Aims, Creativity, Role And Human Factors Of Education. Here, The Indian Standard Of Education Has Been Particularly Studied.It Is Hoped That The Present Book Will Prove Immensely Useful For The Students And Teachers Of Both Education And Philosophy. Even The General Readers Will Find It Highly Informative.
Featuring research from settings as diverse as rural China, Germany and the United States, as well as two cross-national comparative studies, this insightful volume demonstrates that many educational issues (including student victimization and STEM outcomes) are not limited to specific societies but are relevant worldwide.
This book offers a select sampling of the perspectives of leading reading researchers, combined with those of practitioners from various fields of study - educational psychology, special education, sociology, bilingual education, linguistics - present a look at the current state of reading instruction. This text combines a variety of perspectives about the processes and foundations of reading to provide a firm understanding of reading instruction - how it has been taught in the past, the disciplines that have contributed to the study of reading along the way, and the new frontiers into which the field is migrating. Designed to enhance students' knowledge, challenge their thinking, provide an expanded perspective for study, and help them develop their own personal definition of reading, the text links theory and practice in approaches in the foundations of reading. Each chapter contains guiding comprehension questions and activities to further illuminate the concepts.
The Present Book Is A Comprehensive Attempt To Critically Discuss Sociology Of Education. It Covers The Syllabi Of Various Universities For M.A. (Sociology), B.Ed. And M.Ed. Examinations. Part One Of The Book Provides An Introduction To The Subject, Through A Discussion Of The Meaning, Type And Functions Of Education; Aims And Objectives Of Education; Agencies Of Education; Evaluation Of The Current Educational Pattern; Curriculum; Teaching Devices And Innovations In Teaching. Part Two Starts With An Introduction To Educational Sociology And Proceeds To Discuss Socialization And Family; Peer Group And Education; The College; Social Functions Of Education; Education, State And Community; Impact Of Social Stratification In India; Education And Modernization In India; Social Change And Social Control Through Education; Deschooling Society; Teacher S Role In Society; Education And Economic Order; Values And Education; Education And Culture; Education For International Understanding; Education For Democracy; Education For Socialistic Pattern Of Society; The Disturbed Campus And Materialism In Education And National Emotional Integration. The Work Is Analytic In Presentation And Synthetic In Discussing The Subject Matter, To Provide An Ideal Textbook On The Subject.The Book Will Be Found Useful Not Only By The Students But Also By The Teachers, Policy Makers And Common Readers.
Cross-Cultural Historical Studies of Music in Compulsory Schooling
Author: Gordon Cox,Robin Stevens
Publisher: A&C Black
This landmark collection explores the origins and foundations of music education across five continents and considers: • the inclusion of music as part of the compulsory school curriculum in the context of the historical and political landscape • the aims, objectives and content of the music curriculum • teaching methods • the provision and training of teachers of music • the experiences of pupils Contributors have been carefully selected to represent countries which have incorporated music into compulsory schooling for a variety of differing reasons giving a diverse collection which will guide future actions and policy.
Author: Gary Sykes,Barbara Schneider,David N. Plank
Co-published by Routledge for the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Educational policy continues to be of major concern. Policy debates about economic growth and national competitiveness, for example, commonly focus on the importance of human capital and a highly educated workforce. Defining the theoretical boundaries and methodological approaches of education policy research are the two primary themes of this comprehensive, AERA-sponsored Handbook. Organized into seven sections, the Handbook focuses on (1) disciplinary foundations of educational policy, (2) methodological perspectives, (3) the policy process, (4) resources, management, and organization, (5) teaching and learning policy, (6) actors and institutions, and (7) education access and differentiation. Drawing from multiple disciplines, the Handbook’s over one hundred authors address three central questions: What policy issues and questions have oriented current policy research? What research strategies and methods have proven most fruitful? And what issues, questions, and methods will drive future policy research? Topics such as early childhood education, school choice, access to higher education, teacher accountability, and testing and measurement cut across the 63 chapters in the volume. The politics surrounding these and other issues are objectively analyzed by authors and commentators. Each of the seven sections concludes with two commentaries by leading scholars in the field. The first considers the current state of policy design, and the second addresses the current state of policy research. This book is appropriate for scholars and graduate students working in the field of education policy and for the growing number of academic, government, and think-tank researchers engaged in policy research. For more information on the American Educational Research Association, please visit: http://www.aera.net/.
Educational Foundation: An Anthology of Critical Readings, Second Edition, answers these questions and more, providing an exciting alternative to other foundation textbooks. This anthology is aimed at students about to enter the teaching profession, those new to the profession, and anyone interested in carefully examining schools and schooling. In this Second Edition, editors Alan S. Canestrari and Bruce A. Marlowe add new essays by classic and contemporary policy shapers and teachers. Each essay was selected for its ability to engage readers and provoke them to reflect on the current and enduring issues of teaching. Key features: Encourages discussion and debate through provocative essays that provide readers with opportunities to think critically about teaching and learning; includes brief introductory vignettes that raise probing questions about teaching and learning and provide context for the essays that follow.