@text: Everyone knows that education is important, we are confronted daily by discussion of it in the media and by politicians, but how much do we really know about education? Education: The Basics is a lively and engaging introduction to education as an academic subject, taking into account both theory and practice. Covering the schooling system, the nature of knowledge and methods of teaching, this book analyses the viewpoints of both teachers and pupils. Key questions are answered, including: What is education and what is it for? Where does education take place? How do we learn? Who are the students? What is being taught in schools and universities and why? What is the state of education across the world? With further reading throughout, Education: The Basics is essential for all those embarking on undergraduate courses in Education and Education Studies, and for those with an involvement in teaching at all levels.
"One of the greatest problems of education," Kant observes, "is how to unite submission to the necessary restraint with the child's capability of exercising his free will." He explores potential solutions to this dilemma, stressing the necessity of treating children as children and not as miniature adults. His positive outlook on the effects of education include a conviction that human nature could be continually improved; to achieve this end, he advocated that pedagogy, the science of education, be raised to academic status and studied at a university level — an innovative notion for the 18th century.
Education and Society (third edition) is a completely new edition of this popular text. In fifteen wholly new chapters, the authors, outstanding educators, writers and leaders in their particular fields, focus on questions which have a highly current relevance for students of education in 2001 and beyond. Future teachers for our twenty-first century will read chapters which deal with such key issues as education for active citizenship, democracy and education, social identity, conflict and education for peace, social class in children's lives, reconciliation and multiculturalism, Asian values and human rights, minority school settings, marketing schools, gender and ethnicity and achievement,...
The Book Traces The History Of Education In India Since Ancient Vedic, Post-Vedic And Buddhist Period To The Islamic, The British Period And Education In India Today. It Describes In Detail The Activities And Recommendations Of Various Educational Committees And Commissions. The Proceedings Of Important Seminars On Education Are Narrated. The Book Describes The Growth Of Education In India During 1835-1853; 1854-1882; 1882-1900; 1900-1920; 1921-1937; 1921-1944; 1939-1953 And In The Present Times. It Discusses The Progress And Problems Of Education In Primary And Basic, Secondary And Higher Education And Also Suggests Remedies. Based On Government Reports And Important Publications, This Book Has Been Planned As An Ideal Textbook On The Subject For Students Of All The Indian Universities.