Mahatma Gandhi's Educational Philosophy
He knew the importance of education and promoted the same. His educational philosophy was a bit different though. While the government stressed upon being literate and increasing the literacy rate and does that even today, Mahatma Gandhi felt that merely being literate was not enough. As per him, it was important to be educated and develop skills that match ones calibre so as to do well in life. It would not only help in that person’s growth and development but also prove to be good for the society.
Gandhi ji believed that merely theoretical knowledge is not enough. It is essential to render practical knowledge to the students in order to develop proper understanding of the subject. He believed that every individual has the right to be educated and that education must be made compulsory for everyone. He worked towards promoting education in India.