A System of National Education

by Aurobindo Ghose

Publisher: Forgotten Books

Publication Date: January 30, 2018

ISBN: 9780243698660

Binding: Kobo eBook

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There can be no doubt that the Educational System of Europe is a great advance on the many methods of antiquity, but its defects are also palpable. It is based on an in sufficient knowledge of human psycho logy and it is only safeguarded in Europe from disastrous results by the refusal of the ordinary student to subject himself to the processes it involves, his habit of studying only so much as he must to avoid punishment or to pass an immediate test, his resort to active habits and vigorous physical exercise. In India the disas trous effects of the system on body, mind and character are only too appa rent. The first problem in a National System of Education is to give an Education as comprehensive as the European and more thorough, with out the evils of strain and cramming.