Gandhi's philosophy of education / Glyn Richards.

"While there are numerous studies on Gandhi's philosophy, his views on education have been largely neglected. This study attempts to establish the avante garde nature of Gandhi's philosophy of education. Glyn Richards argues that Gandhi's thoughts on education were integral to hi...

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Main Author: Richards, Glyn (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New Delhi ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
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Summary:"While there are numerous studies on Gandhi's philosophy, his views on education have been largely neglected. This study attempts to establish the avante garde nature of Gandhi's philosophy of education. Glyn Richards argues that Gandhi's thoughts on education were integral to his views on truth and self-realization. Gandhi envisaged education as a means to self-realization, the attainment of truth and the all round development of individuals. He stressed that it should be in the vernacular and should involve not just literacy and numeracy, but also the development of creative faculties. The ideal education, according to him, involved both cultivation of spirit and development of mind and body. Through a study of Gandhi's speeches and writings, Richards contends that Gandhi saw education as a key means of shaking off the yoke of alien culture. It was thus integral to his schemes of Sarvodaya and Swaraj."--BOOK JACKET.
Physical Description:viii, 118 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-110) and index.
ISBN:0195652835
9780195652833
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