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Ideology and Education Krishnamurti's World-View and Educational Thought

Meenakshi Thapan

in Life at School

Second edition

Published in print February 2006 | ISBN: 9780195679649
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081837 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679649.003.0002
Ideology and Education Krishnamurti's World-View and Educational Thought

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An ideology applies moral and value prescriptions to social institutions and processes, and its relationship with these is always one of interaction leading to possible change. One such social process is education, which is permeated with ideology, both explicitly and implicitly. In this chapter, Jiddu Krishnamurti's philosophy as contained in his writings, lectures and conversations are discussed. This author explores the link between ideology and education, focusing on some essential elements of Krishnamurti's world-view. In particular, it examines Krishnamurti's views on self-discovery, the individual and society, social order, social transformation, awareness, sorrow and suffering, freedom and the religious mind, education, the role of parents as well as teachers and pupils in education, and co-operation and living together in the school. It also discusses the intention of the Krishnamurti Foundation.

Keywords: ideology in education; progressive education; Jiddu Krishnamurti; self-discovery; individual and society; social order; social transformation; sorrow and suffering; religious freedom; co-operation; Krishnamurti Foundation

Chapter.  7915 words. 

Subjects: Sociology

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