Comparative Survey, Descriptive Research

  Comparative survey research is a type of descriptive survey where it aims to compare the status of two or more variable, institutions, strategies etc. This technique often uses multiple disciplines in one study.This does not only compare different groups but also same group over time.Few points are to be kept in mind before starting the comparative survey. ·        Comparison Points -The research should be very clear regarding the points to be compared. This can also be identified through review of literature and experience of experts. ·        Assumption of Similarities -  One has to be clear about the similarities the two variable hold. If the researcher do not find this there is no point of comparison. Criteria of Comparison - The researcher has to identify the criteria of comparison keeping in mind the fairness and objectivity. Appropriate tools has to be identified for measurement of criterion variables. Comparative survey research is carried on when the researcher cannot

Relevance of Gandhi’s Concept of Education to Present Times

 Aurobindo's concept of education

Gandhi's concept of education

Analyse Education as a Discipline

Pramana as a valid source of knowledge

Relevance of Aurobindo's concept of education in present times

Gandhiji’s perception towards concept of education was not limited for a particular period of time but is relevant in the present times. He excelled in understanding the Indian people, the nation and its heritage. As such, he presented a scheme of education known as ‘Basic Education’ which was skill-centred, value based and mass-oriented.

It was the first model of nationalisation of education in India. The scheme focussed on gaining knowledge through activity and practical experience. This scheme envisages a close integration between the schools and the community so as to make child more social minded and co-operative. If we consider the present education system, or at utmost the need of the hour is to reorient education to channelize the man-power in the right direction. The craft- centred can be adopted as the skill-development which will be an insurance against unemployment. Also, this will act as a strong instrument for development of a better and stronger citizenship by promoting qualities like co-operation, tolerance, respect etc.

Further, we find Gandhiji’s scheme of basic education emphasized character building as strong character is the foundation of good citizen. Therefore, in contemporary education, issues of character building through value based education and integrating that with science and technology will channelize the human-values and bring the desired social change. Adopting Gandhiji’s scheme of education could revive India’s economic, social and cultural life. However, the recent education policy has taken cognizance from the above mentioned scheme of education and is looking forward to be implemented in schools.


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