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Education for the people; concepts of Grundtvig, Tagore, Gandhi and Freire.


Education for the people; concepts of Grundtvig, Tagore, Gandhi and Freire.

Bhattacharya, Asoke.

Sense Publishers


159 pages



International issues in adult education; v.4


Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948), and Paulo Freire (1921-97) were towering thinkers of the 20th century, says Battacharya (Jadavpur U., Kolkata, India), and N. F. S. Grundtvig (1783-1873) invented the Scandinavian Folk High School. He explores the interplay between their ideas about education, politics, and morality as it impacts theories and practices of adult education today. Among his topics are their concepts of education, Grundtvig and the Third World, his thoughts on education and economic cooperation, links between the folk high school and the cooperative movement in Denmark, adult education in India, a critique of Freire's education as the practice of freedom, and Tagore on the right education for India. There is no index.

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