SpringerBriefs on Key Thinkers in Education

Rabindranath Tagore

Adventure of Ideas and Innovative Practices in Education

Authors: Bhattacharya, Kumkum

  • Describes the evolution of Tagore’s ideas stemming from his personal experience of schooling
  • Elucidates the emergence of a university that would offer the best of the east and the west as well as Visva-Bharati in contemporary times
  • Explains Tagore's aim to extend education for social rejuvenation, uplift and reconstruction of rural societies and rural life
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This new addition to Springer’s series on Key Thinkers in World Education tracks the intellectual and philosophical journey of a trail-blazing innovator whose ideas have fired the imaginations of progressive educationalists for almost a century. The volume’s in-depth analysis of the educational philosophy of Bengali polymath Rabindranath Tagore offers an unrivalled focus on his highly influential views.

Tagore—poet, internationalist, humanist, and the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize for literature—lived on the cusp of change between two momentous centuries in world civilization and foresaw the dissolution of colonialism and the globalization of culture. His ideas on education placed the creative individual at the centre of the quest for knowledge. Eschewing the artificial distinctions between elementary and higher learning, he advocated the importance of sowing the seed of humanism as early as possible, and fostering the individual’s enjoyment of education as well as their courage to challenge conventions. In doing so, he anticipated the modern concern with critical thinking at the same time as he was encouraging independence of thought and action as a counter to colonial oppression and condescension. Concise yet thorough, this volume on one of the most original thinkers of the last century covers every aspect of Tagore’s highly original educational philosophy.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bhattacharya, Kumkum

    Pages 1-13

  • The Emerging Picture: A Social-Historical Perspective and Significant Personalities

    Bhattacharya, Kumkum

    Pages 15-29

  • Progressive Ideas and the Idea of the Tapovana

    Bhattacharya, Kumkum

    Pages 31-55

  • Visva-Bharati: The Transnational Centre of Education

    Bhattacharya, Kumkum

    Pages 57-73

  • Extension of the Self and Rural Reconstruction

    Bhattacharya, Kumkum

    Pages 75-91

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-00837-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-00836-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rabindranath Tagore
Book Subtitle
Adventure of Ideas and Innovative Practices in Education
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs on Key Thinkers in Education
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-00837-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-00837-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-00836-3
Series ISSN
2211-937X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 107
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