Second Historical Survey of Educational Development in India: Select Documents 1985-1990

Development of Education in India Series
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  • Author :J.C. Aggarwal, S.P. Agrawal
  • Year of Publication :1991
  • ISBN: :9788170223702
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 460
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Education

About the Book :

DURING THE last few years, there has been immense thinking about all aspects of Indian education which resulted in the formulation of a new policy on education. The documents in this volume reflect the attempts made in the direction of implementing this policy. The material has been grouped in two parts. Part one presents a historical survey of educational planning, policies and development. Part two includes documentary selections. The documents cover the period from 1985 to 1990. The earlier volume entitled Development of Education in India has covered the period before and after Independence up to the year 1985.

About Author :

J.C. Aggarwal (b. 1928), has a varied experience in the field of education. He was Deputy Director of Education and Executive Director of Education and Executive Director of Delhi Bureau of Text Books under Delhi Administration. He has organised and attended any conferences, seminars and workshops in education. Shri Aggarwal has authored more than seventy books on various aspects of social sciences.

S.P. Agrawal (b. 1929) was Director, National Social Science Documentation Centre, ICSSR, and Member Secretary, Indian Association of Social Science Institutions. He was also the Vice-Chairman of the Asia and Pacific Information Network in Social Sciences (APINESS). In 1988 he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Honoris Causa) by International University Foundation. Presently, he is Member, Round Table on Research in Reading, IFLA, and Member, International Committee for Social Science Information and Documentation. He is also Member of Board of Studies of National Archives of India and Hindi Advisory Committee, Ministry of Coal, Government of India. Born and brought up in the cradle of freedom movement which he joined at the tender age of twelve, he gained an insight into political problems and 'developed a sense of responsibility which bore fruit as an information scientist committed to Gandhiji's philosophy and action-plan in the field and its social concept. He. has written extensively on various aspects of education, Indian Polity and library and information science.