Sociological and Philosophical Schools of Thought of Education

This chapter aims to discuss some significant aspects of the social philosophy of education, especially those, which find a deep connection with the education of man. As we know, education globally, is concerned with the well-being of the individual as well as the society of which the individual is a part. Of the significant aspects of social philosophy which seem to be so related, are the concepts of equality, freedom and democracy. Education is the weapon of democracy. Education alone gives individuals those skills, traits of character, dispositions etc, by which they can qualify themselves for worthy membership of a democratic society. Democracy is not a political phenomenon ...

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