CONTENTS:- Preface; Basic Principles; Essential Elements; Educational Philosophy; Learning procedure; Fundamental issues; Effect of Education; Social Relevance; Various approaches; The Perception; Various Theories; Naturalistic Theory; Humanistic Theory; Pragmatic Theory; Realistic Theory; Idealistic Theory; Secular Values; Democratic View; Educational Management; Teacher's Responsibility; Modernisation Process; etc.
Philosophy is the theory of education in its most general phases as no education structure can be built without the solid foundation of philosophy. A noteworthy feature of the doctrines of the great educators, who are also great philosophers, is the emergence and reflection of their philosophical views, in their educational schemes. Education shoulod be the mirror of people's way of life i.e. philosophy, and philosophy should be the sum total of their aspirations, ideals, values finding worth and fulfilment in educational programmes and activities. This book gives a vivid account of philosophical foundations of education, organized under twenty chapters.