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Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kireet Joshi/English/A Philosophy of Education for the Contemporary Youth/Let us understand the contemporary youth.htm
Let Us Understand the Contemporary Youth Youth is the central propelling force of the future, the future which promises to be radically different in regard to both content and direction. Whether we acknowledge it or not, this Future is in the making, and the contemporary youth is alive to it, consciously or unconsciously. The unrest of the contemporary youth has, therefore, a meaning, his demands are significant, and his needs and aspirations are a call for a new dream and a new realization. We must respond to him with a deep understanding. Education, formal or non-formal, is the real centre of the preoccupations of the youth, just as the yo
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kireet Joshi/English/A Philosophy of Education for the Contemporary Youth/New Visions and Messages for the Contemporary Youth.htm
New Visions and Messages for the Contemporary Youth A Vision of Science As the outposts of scientific knowledge come more and more to be set on the borders that divide the material from the immaterial, so also the highest achievements of practical science are those which tend to simplify and reduce to the vanishing- point the machinery by which the greatest effects are produced. Wireless telegraphy is nature's exterior sign and pretext for a new orientation. There lie the gates that open upon the enormous vistas of the future. Page - 53 A Vision of Philosophy The unknown is not the unknowable; it need
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kireet Joshi/English/A Philosophy of Education for the Contemporary Youth/The Groping of the Contemporary youth.htm
The Groping of the Contemporary Youth But this requires New Education. In various activities, he is seeking the right goals and methodologies. How to study? At the Desk In the Class Rooms In the Laboratory In the Library In Seminars and Conferences In Dialogue with Teachers and Friends What is the place of Fine Arts? What is the best way to develop aesthetic sense and expression? Dance Drama Painting, Sculpture Music Interior Decoration Architecture and Designing How to build the physical base for a higher and nobler life? Gymnastics Aquatics Athletics Combatives
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Acknowledgements The Illustrations, photographs and pictures which appear in this book where used as a part of an exhibition sponsored by the Ministry of Education & Culture. Government of India organised by the Indian Council of Philosophical Research, In November 1983. In this exhibition, the entire work of art and design was done by Shri Dhiraj Choudhury in association with Sarvashri Niren Sengupta, Binam Das, Rathin Sengupta, Apurba Choudhury, and Dhanwati Nagda. We are indebted to them for their help and wish to pput on record our gratitude to them. A number of designs and photographs which have been reprod
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kireet Joshi/English/A Philosophy of Education for the Contemporary Youth/Eternal India^s message to Young India.htm
-08_Eternal India^s message to Young India.htm Eternal India's Message to Young India "India of the ages is not dead nor has she spoken her last creative world: she lives and has still something to do for herself and the human people." Page - 57 "We of the coming day stand at the head of a new age of development which must lead to a new and large synthesis. We do not belong to the past dawns, but to the noons of the future." Page - 58 "The individuals who will most help the future of humanity in the new age will not accept the theory that many must necessarily remain for ever on the lower ranges of life and only a few climb into t
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kireet Joshi/English/A Philosophy of Education for the Contemporary Youth/A philosophy of Education for the contemporary youth.htm
A Philosophy of Education for the Contemporary Youth It is universally admitted that the possibility of an acceleration of man's quest of himself and of the universe constitutes the basic premise of all education. What precisely is man? What is the nature of the universe? And what is the secret formula of the equation of man with the universe? These are the central questions that education fosters, and it carries forward the accumulated answers from age to age. But how can they be fostered and by what means can the answers be carried forward at the highest possible speed? These constitute the very heart of the problem of the educa
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kireet Joshi/English/A Philosophy of Education for the Contemporary Youth/Changing horizons of the Contemporary youth.htm
Changing Horizons of the Contemporary Youth The Contemporary Youth looks with fresh eyes at the Expanding Universe. He dreams of the Voyage to Jupiter and Saturn. He has seen, as never before, the Earth from the Moon. He is a natural lover of Internationalism. The idea of the Planetary Civilization is growing deep in him. The World is shrinking by developments in Transport, Communication,Commerce, Industry, and Technology. He is enthused by the ideals of Liberty, Equality,Fraternity. But he is troubled by the gulf between Ideals and Actualities. He cries out for the New World and the New Man. But this requi
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kireet Joshi/English/A Philosophy of Education for the Contemporary Youth/Philosophy, Science and Art of Learning.htm
Philosophy, Science and Art of Learning To know is good, To do is better, To be that is perfect. 1. The lotus of the eternal knowledge and the eternal perfection is a bud closed and folded up within us. 2. It opens swiftly or gradually, petal by petal. 3. Teaching, example, influence—these are the three instruments of the teacher. 4. The teacher will seek to awaken muchmore than to instruct. The teacher is a light, kindling other lights. 5. The fundamental processes of learning are: Widening, heightening and deepening of consciousness. 6. The sense of wonder is not only the beginning of learning but also the constant flower and g