ERIC Number: EJ947747
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
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Reference Count: 45
Educational Visions from Two Continents: What Tagore Adds to the Deweyan Perspective
Samuel, Francis A.
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v43 n10 p1161-1174 Dec 2011
In this global village, it is relevant to look at two educational visionaries from two continents, John Dewey and Rabindranath Tagore. Dewey observed that the modern individual was depersonalized by the industrial and commercial culture. He, thus, envisioned a new individual who would find fulfillment in maximum individuality within maximum community, which was embodied in his democratic concept and educational philosophy. Tagore's educational vision was based on India's traditional philosophy of harmony and fullness. It focused on self-realization within the context of international education. This article compares the educational visions of Dewey and Tagore and demonstrates that Tagore's international educational perspective adds to Dewey's concepts of social individual and democracy and that their perspectives have implications for contemporary education.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Progressive Education, International Education, Educational Philosophy, Democracy, Democratic Values, Role of Education, Educational Environment, Social Environment
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Identifiers - Location: India; United States