Mahatma Gandhi's "New Education"

Agarwal, Shirman Narayan
April 1950
Education Digest;Apr1950, Vol. 15 Issue 8, p14
The article presents a reprint of the article "Mahatma Gandhi's "new education," by Shirman Narayan Agarwal, which appeared in the October 1949 issue of "Fundamental Education". In this article, the author looks at Mahatma Gandhi's "Basic" Education scheme presented at the National Education Conference in Wardha, India. The fundamental principle underlying the scheme is the teaching of different subjects through some productive activity or craft. Besides the basic crafts, the teacher attempts to impart education to the children through the home and the immediate social environment of the city or village.


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