International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part G (2016)
Educational views of Mahatma Gandhi
Dr. Dinesh Chand
Like many great thinkers, prophets and philosophers, Gandhiji was convinced that injustice, violence and oppression manifest from human heart and that education can play an effective role in developing a wholesome human personality capable of resisting war, violence, injustice and oppression and building a social order wherein man can live in peace and harmony with others. Since education is a potential instrument of man-making and social engineering, he concentrated on an education that could draw out the best in the child—body, mind and spirit—for developing a peace loving human personality. Gandhian philosophy is, indeed, rich in its educational and social values. It can transform the destiny of man and is capable of establishing an alternative social order if it is practised sincerely and honestly in its true perspective. Gandhiji’s educational philosophy, which evolved during his lifetime in the form of Gandhian School of Educational Thought, has not received adequate attention in policy formulations during last five decades. Globally, it is being realized that his views were dynamic and futuristic in nature. Fully understanding inadequacies of our over-dependence on the alien model of education and the needs of the weakest, the poorest and the neglected, he evolved an indigenous strategy to provide equality of opportunity and success to each and every individual of this category.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Dinesh Chand. Educational views of Mahatma Gandhi. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(1): 457-463.