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.
The Volume Provides Not Only A Holistic View Of Various Facets Of Education But Also Discuss The Futurology And The Role Of Educational Institutions In Meeting The Forthcoming Challenges. To Provide A Comprehensive Overview Of Emerging Concerns In The Field Of Educator, Inspiring And Thought-Provoking Views Of Great Thinkers Of The East And The West Are Given In An Easy-To-Understand Language, With A Critical And Meaningful Analysis Where Needed. The Role Of The Family, Neighbourhood, Community And The School In The Optimum Development And Growth Of The Personality Of The Child Is Suitably Highlighted. The Book Offers Practical Suggestions In Making The Teaching-Learning Process Lively, Inspiring And Effective. It Will Be A Valuable Addition For The Libraries Used By Research Scholars, Teachers And Students Of The Subjects Dealt In The Volume.
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.