In the history of mankind education has created a continuum and foundation for the development of civilisation. It has a vital role in influencing peoples opinions, behaviours and culture of society. Education aims at a whole development and change. Time to time it is seen that the educational scenario of the nation has been influenced by political, economical and social thought. Hence education is a good instrument to meet the future challenges and progress.
There are number of educationists in the world whose contribution to the field of education is immeasurable. The book 'Pioneers in Education' contains about thirty two educationists and their Philosophy of Education in the world. The author has an inspiration to write such a treatise. He believes that the life and philosophy of different great educators definitely influence and improve the ideas of a teacher of educator. It also enhances the thought of any individual who intends to learn.