Society, Schools and Progress in India

Society, Schools and Progress in India

The Commonwealth and International Library: Education and Educational Research Division

1st Edition - January 1, 1968

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  • Author: John Sargent
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483136448

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Society, Schools and Progress in India presents the systematic use of education to achieve, prosperity, security, and social well-being. This book provides a concise account of the historical events and the social, religious, political, and other influences, which have combined to create India. Organized into 10 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the major events in the history of the sub-continent, which used to be called Hindustan or India, but which, since 1947, has been divided between Pakistan and India. This text then examines the education and social services during the 200 years preceding Independence that cover the period of the British Raj. Other chapters consider the fundamental principles or assumptions by which it has been suggested that educational progress in India should be guided. The final chapter deals with the historical events and the inherent elements in the complex society of India. This book is intended to be suitable for students of sociology, government and politics, as well as education.

Table of Contents

  • Comparative Studies



    Explanatory Notes

    1 The Historical Background. I

    2 The Historical Background. II

    3 Important Formative Institutions

    4 The Political and Administrative Structure as it Affects Education

    5 Prevalent Assumptions Affecting the Development of a Formal Education System

    6 Prevalent Assumptions - The Essential Services

    7 The Existing School and Formal Education System

    8 Current Problems, Including Adaptation to Technological, Social, and International Change. I

    9 Current Problems. II

    10 The Report of the Education Commission and the Fourth Five-Year Plan



    A. Enrollments

    B. Teachers' Salaries

    C. Finance


Product details

  • No. of pages: 264
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1968
  • Published: January 1, 1968
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483136448

About the Author

John Sargent

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University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

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Edmund King

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