Write a note on Radhakrishnan Commission of education(1948-1949).
Radhakrishnan Commission (1948-1949): The Radhakrishnan Commission had surveyed the field of secondary education in a passing manner and had admitted that Indian secondary education remains the weakest link in our educational machinery and needs urgent reform. This fact was the raisin an All India Commission for Secondary Education appointed in1952 under the Chairmanship of Dr. A. Lakshman swamy Mudaliar.
This Commission offered a numbers of suggestions to adjust secondary education with the new goals and needs of free India. Aims and objectives the aim was now to train India youth for intermediate leadership and for democratic citizenship. Secondary education was to be a terminal stage for a large majority of the nation’s youth, who would take up their places in society after their school education and provide leadership to the general masses.
The Commission was equally concerned with qualitative improvement of the schools. To develop individual talent, curricular offerings were extended and diversified. To achieve the new aims of education, changes in methods of teaching were suggested. New trends in examination, guidance and extra curricular work were brought into the school programs.
Multipurpose secondary school was a new concept recommended by the Commission. Inclusion of craft, social studies and general science in the curriculum was aimed at orienting students towards an industrial and science centered democratic life. The Radhakrishnan Commission was appointed with the specific aim to report on Indian University Education and suggest improvements and extensions that may be desirable to suit present and future requirements of the country.