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ABC's of Indian National Education

Beloo Mehra (Author) S.B. Nimse (Foroward)

Indian education must be rooted in the developing soul of India, to her future need, to the greatness of her coming self-creation, to her eternal spirit. A truly nationalist education and curriculum are always inclusive in nature, and mindful of the great diversity that makes One India. Our Education must help children and educators develop love for their nation and a wide, universal appreciation of the diversity in the nation and the world.

This book is meant for general audiences and is written in a reader-friendly voice. Much of the inspiration and deeper thought guiding this work comes from the thought and works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.

This book introduces 26 themes - each for a letter of the English alphabet - that according to the author should guide, shape or be a part of an Indian National Education. These themes speak of some selected aspects of the essential Indian spirit and may also shed some light on the forms through which this spirit could express itself in educational practice. Some of these could be of greater interest to educators and parents, while others may give educational thinkers some food for thought.

In a larger sense this book speaks of the need for rethinking some of the fundamentals and philosophical foundations of an Indian National Education. At the same time readers may also be able to find some hints on curriculum restructuring, pedagogical innovations and administrative reform.

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About the author

Beloo Mehra

Beloo Mehra has a Ph.D in Educational from University of Illinous at Urbana- Champaign, and a Masters in Economics from Delhi School of Economics. She was a professor for many years at Antioch University Midwest in Ohio, USA, teaching courses in curriculum design, academic writing, qualitative and deminist research. Prior to that she worked as a high research. Prior to that she worked as a high school Economics teacher and school administrator in Delhi for 5 years, as well as served as a colunteer for the National Literacy Mission.

She has published many article on various topics in academic and other journals, and regularly writes a blog inspired by the thought of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.

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Bibliographic information

Title ABC's of Indian National Education
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788187471943
length 155p., 24cm.