Concept of Westernization: In his study of the Coorg, Srinivas made several references to Western influence and remarked that improvements in communications, newspapers, book, radio, films etc. have resulted in greater Sanskritization. In his paper “A note on Westernization and Sanskritization” (1956), he further analyzed how westernization and Sanskritization reinforce one another and how they
Concept of Sanskritization: The spate of village studies in India brought in its wake a number of useful concepts, models and constructs to understand the structure, and processes of change in the structure of Indian Civilization, primarily based on Redfield’s ideas of civilization great and little communities, and great and little traditions etc. These studies
Dr Zakir Husain Views on Basic Education: Dr Zakir Husain was a staunch supporter of Basic Education. He believed that the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual faculties of children could be drawn out and developed in a balanced way through Basic Education which is craft-centred, creative, productive and self-supporting. He originally thought of productive work
Brief Life Sketch of Sri Aurobindo Ghosh: Sri Aurobindo, the famous sage of Pondicherry was born in Calcutta on August 15, 1872. his father sent him to England for education at the age of seven. He remained there for fourteen years for completing his education both in London and Cambridge. His father wanted to anglogise
Rabindranath Tagore Vishwabharti University: Tagore stated that a university should be a place of higher learning where differences of caste, colour and creed are eliminated. He believed that the citizens of future India will forget all these differences and will plan for a ‘Greater India’ or ‘New India’ and realize the greatness of our country.
Rabindranath Tagore Shantiniketan School: The word Shantiniketan means “the abode of peace”. It was here that Rabindranath Tagore gave a practical shape to his educational ideas. There is an atmosphere of joy and freedom, love and peace, sympathy and nobleness of spirit, simple living and high thinking. Aims of Tagore Shantiniketan School: Homely Atmosphere- To
Impact of Montessori on Modern Education: Scientific Concept of Education- Today we treat education as a science. We depend upon experimentation, observation and other scientific methods for improvement in the field of education. Montessori gave a scientific approach to education and laid emphasis on observation and experimentation. Emphasis on Individual Teaching- In the modern system
What do you mean by Evolution? In the words of Llyod Morgan, “Evolution is the name we give to the comprehensive plan of sequence in all natural events”. Thus, evolution refers to a sequence of different natural phenomena. It points out that there are a sequence and system in different phenomena of nature. But then,
Mahatma Gandhiji General Philosophy: Mahatma Gandhi, the great philosopher, educationist and experimenter expressed his views on everything from God to birth-control. He was deeply influenced by the humanist idealism of India’s past. Here is given a brief description of his philosophical doctrines- Firm Faith in God- Like all idealists, Gandhiji had firm faith in God.
Brief Life Sketch of Froebel: Friedrich August Froebel, the founder of the Kindergarten System was born on April 21, 1783, in South Germany. His mother died when he was only nine months. His father neglected him and got remarried. This made his childhood all the more miserable. One of his maternal uncles adopted him and