The Philosophy of Education in the Vision of Swami Vivekananda: A Brief Analysis

Swami Vivekananda, a great thinker and reformer of India propounds his philosophy of education which mainly emphasize on .man-making.. It constitutes as one of the very missions of his life. Vivekananda finds mankind gradually being reduced to the status of a machine due to the tremendous emphasis on the scientific as well as mechanical ways of life. In his vision this mainly is leading mankind to pass through the stage of a crisis. It results into the ignorance of the fundamental principles of civilization. The atmosphere is being pervaded by the constant conflict of ideals, manners and habits. There is only constant attempt to disregard and discard everything that is old which has become a fashion of the day. Swami Vivekananda finds education as the major weapon to fight against all these social as well as global evils. He realizes that solution of these lies in education, enlightenment. In his vision the spiritual awakening of mankind is mainly needed. This constitutes as the main purpose of his philosophy of education. This paper is an attempt to analyze the vision of education of Swami Vivekananda taking into account the basic philosophy of education-the spiritual unity of the universe, method of education, development of personality, religious education, teacher -student interrelationship, education of women , education of the masses. Thus this paper would altogether attempt to focus on his educational philosophy which has its connection to Vedanta.

ANINDITA ROY CHOWDHURY, INDEPENDENT ACADEMIC RESEARCHER, 146, D,L.I.C TOWNSHIP,MADHYAMGRAM,  KOLKATA-700129  WEST BENGAL.

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  1. 30/06/2012 at 2:29 pm

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