Gandhi’s Educational Philosophy and its Relevance in the Current Education System

  • Narendra Kumar
  • Rajiv Kumar
Keywords: Educational philosophy, basic education, relevance, current education system


Mahatma Gandhi was a realistic educationist, experimentalist and idealist philosopher in his vision of the aims of education. In his educational experiments, he tried to transform his philosophy of life into achieving the realisation of the evolution and establishment of an ideal society in the country. He wanted to create a new society based on truth and non-violence. The scheme he recommended as basic education stands for a new courage and approach to education. Gandhi introduced a new and comprehensive way of education in an effort to improve the existing system. His suggestions are helpful to the contemporary Indian education system, and focus on the rapid growth and development of elementary education in the country with less burden on the government. The basic principles of the Gandhian educational scheme are significant in guiding the principles of the contemporary education system in India.