CONTENTS:- Preface; 1. Defining democracy; 2. Aims of education; 3. Democratic perspection in education; 4. Education as a necessity of life; 5. Education, growth and development; 6. Discipline; 7. Education for democracy; 8. Human rights education with reference to child's rights; Index.
The key to democracy is education that promotes criticism, self-education, and constant growth. Since life is best lived as growth and democracy is the best way to deal with the constant changes that all societies face, an education that helps children love learning and change is essential to a democratic society. Education is the major concern of all nations since it is the foundation of the entire superstructure of education and is directly related with success of democracy. In its goal to bring people closer together, education has to do more than to encourage people to adopt the common values of their past. Education must also be able to provide an answer to why and for what we live together. The present publication provides a very systematic presentation of the subject matter in simple and lucid language. It will be of great use to planners, teachers, supervisors and students of education.