Characteristics Of Western Philosophy Of Education

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CHAPTER IV FEATURES OF EM EDUCATION AND ITS POTENTIALS AS AN ALTERNATIVE OF BM AND EV EDUCATION Introduction 1. EM education is based on the Western Philosophy of Education. During the British period in this Sub- Continent, the medium of education was largely in English. In BD, EM education under British Curriculum was prevailing in early 1980s. At that time O level and A level examination used to be conducted through the British Council under the London University. EM schools started its journey in late 1980s. Wills Little Flower, Maple Leaf and Oxford International School were the pioneer EM schools. A number of attempts have been made to bring schools offering EM education leading to International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) –O level and International Advanced Level (IAL) –A level qualifications, in line with other educational establishments following National and International curriculum under NCTB. The Western Philosophy of Education 2. General. The Western philosophy of education is based on the Socrates’ philosophy of ‘search for meaning’ which is defined by knowledge, truth and justice. Modern analytical philosophers have described this as the ‘search for definition’ which has a direct relation with conceptual analysis and philosophical logic. Philosophy of education is the comprehending aspects of psychology, sociology, history and culture. Both Philosophy and education permeate the fiber and texture of culture. If philosophy expresses

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