Vision of Education in India Issues and concerns (MDSU) Question-Answer Book
MDS University, Ajmer
Vision of Education in India : Issues and Concerns
Unit-I: Basic Concepts Used in Education
· Education, schooling and training: aims, objectives, values, ethics and logical analysis of relationship between mind and matter.
· Secularism, democracy, equality, egalitarianism, culture, social institutions, social grouping, social behaviours, social and moral values, quality of life, social justice and their educational implications.
· Salient features of Emerging Indian Society- our cultural heritage, its compositeness, unity in diversity, our philosophical tradition, central teachings of Indian Philosophies: Contribution of Indian philosophical thinkers in curriculum development and teaching.
· Indian Social system and the place of social therein. Types of schools and their pattern of relationship with social system.
Unit-II: Philosophy and Education
· Major Philosophical Systems: Their salient features and their impact on education, Realism with reference to Aristotle and Jainism, Naturalism with reference to the views of Rousseau R.N. Tagore, Idealism with reference to Plato, Socrates and advait philosophy, Pragmatism with reference to Dewey, Humanism and Buddhists.
· Education thinkers and their contribution in developing principles of education : M.K. Gandhi, Swami Vivekanand, Shri Aurobindo and J. Krishnamurti.
Unit-III: Education and Modernization
· India as a modernizing nation, the constitutional provisions on education and the teacher's role in assisting the state in the implementation: aims of education relevant to modern Indian society.
· Educational needs of modern India, role of society, family and school as a social system in the development of child as an individual learner and citizen. Process of socialization of the child: A cultural analysis.
Unit-IV: Education and Social Change
· Concept of social change, social mobility, social control, cultural lag, social stratification, caste and class structure in India society.
· Social Changes in Indian Society trend study. Impact of social change on Education and educational agencies.
· Education for Modernization attributes of modernity, impact of social change on modernization.
· Equality of educational opportunity: Problems of access, participation and success.
· Education for National development, Education for emotional and National integration.
· Education for peace, disarmament and International understanding.
Unit-V: Education and National Concerns
· Promoting equality and equity, protective discrimination of compensatory education.
· Universalisation of Elementary Education: Dealing with educational wastage due to dropout and stagnation, enrolment, retention and achievement.
· Universalisation of Secondary education resources and commitment Meeting the educational needs of special groups, disadvantaged (women, SC/ST) and the disabled.
· Fostering secular and scientific outlook.
· Population increase small family norm and quality of life. Attaining excellence in learning and instruction. Vocationalisation of education.
Note: Each concern is to be discussed in terms of significance, inherent values and emerging issued based on Education Commission reports and the National Policy on Education (NPE).