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Gandhi on Education [253 KB]

Gandhiji has written on practically every aspect of human life. This compilation refers particularly to education. It traces, in brief, Gandhiji’s experiments in South Africa and in India and presents his thoughts on various stages of education, from pre-primary to higher education. The richness of his ideas on language learning, women’s education, physical education, textbooks and most other aspects of learning provide an insight into the vastness of his vision and the expanse of his thought-process.
Source: NCTE

Friskolen 70 [170 KB]
Aaron Falbel
This is the doctoral thesis of the author who has tried to examine certain prevalent notions and assumptions about what education is or ought to be, about the relationship between teaching and learning, and about what sort of human situation or social context enables full engagement with the world; basing the research on observations made in a small free school in Copenhagen - Friskolen 70.
Contributed by Arvind Gupta

The Self Respecting Child [622 KB]
Alison Stallibrass
This book aims at deepening our understanding of the process of healthy physical, emotional and mental growth in children, and of the importance of play in growth. It is written for parents and for all those people who are interested in the possibility of increasing the happiness and wisdom of future generations and seeks to answer such fundamental questions as: Why do children need to play and what sort of play do they choose? Do children learn through their self-chosen play, and if so — what? Is this learning necessary for their full and healthy development, and why? Does the present-day environment of a child allow him to develop the basic human faculties and a healthy, integrated personality and, if not, what can be done about it?
Contributed by: Arvind Gupta

Lectures to parents [35.9 KB]
Anton Semyonovich Makarenko
These lectures are set in a different time and different land -- the erstwhile Soviet Union and in 1937. Can the lectures be useful to a present day parent? The answer, not surprisingly is yes. His line of reasoning is as valid today as it was then. Again, it is not that parents do not know their responsibilities but just that some issues may get ignored, under or over emphasised and Makarenko's lectures serve to re-focus attention on crucial issues such as parental authority, discipline, play, family economy, work education, sex education and the development of cultural interests.
Contributed by: Arvind Gupta

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