THE ROLE OF PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS IN EDUCATION: A CRITICAL REVIEW
The Indian viewpoint in Philosophical Foundations of Education is said to be the most in-depth and concise of all the publications on the subject. It covers content on the curricula of nearly all Indian institutions teaching the issue, is presented in clear and understandable English, and has numerous examples from the Indian setting. Since it lays forth the core principles of the philosophical foundations of education, this book is useful for students, scholars, teachers, and professionals in the area. Several Indian writers have barely scratched the surface of the subject. Many of these writers have addressed the philosophical foundations of education, but they have seldom gone beyond discussing the four major schools of thought: nave naturalism, idealist realism, realist realism, and pragmatic pragmatism. Some Indian writers have even used terms like "progressive education" and "new tendencies in education," but they seldom go into the philosophical justifications for these changes. We considered the views of naturalism, idealism, realism, pragmatism, and contemporary humanism, as well as Logical Empiricism, Humanistic Realism, Social Realism, Sense Realism, Neo-Realism, Logical Positivism, Scientific Empiricism, the Unity of Science Movement, behaviourism, and the Ideals of the Renaissance's Philosophy. This study claims originality in its field. This publication is meant for two audiences: students in need of a textbook and professors, teachers, and professionals looking for a reference. Even though I have tried to make this the finest book on the subject, its true value will be determined by the students, academics, professors, professionals, and general readers who purchase and study it.