History of Education

To understand the meaning of History of education, you need to know the key words, History and Education. History is a study of past events and developments some of which may have occurred many years of ago or might have taken place in the recent times. On the other hand, education can be defined as a process of teaching and learning.

Controversy History

Controversies between Anglicists and Classicists

Although Charter Act of 1813 was the first act through which the education system was formally laid down in India, yet it had created a controversy between the anglicists and classicists on the medium of instruction.

Bentinck's Educational Policy

Lord Bentinck’s Educational Policy 1835

Lord William Bentinck accepted Macaulay’s minute or opinions towards the language of education for India. The Bentinck Policy made the resolution of Macaulay’s views on the stress of English language as a medium of instruction.

Macaulay's Educational Approach

Macaulay’s Minute 1835

As a president of General Committee of Public Instruction, Lord Macaulay wrote a minute on 2nd February 1835, where he made the conclusion regarding the controversy between Anglicists and Classicists. Lord Macaulay stressed the implementation of the English language as a medium of instruction through his minute. According to him, English was the best medium […]

Charter Act 1813

Charter Act 1813

Although, before 1813, Missionaries and various religious groups had brought some basic education non-officially to the Indian masses but it was through the Charter Act that a state system of education was officially introduced in Indian history. In this unit, we are going to discuss and identify the significance of the Charter Act and Macaulay’s […]

World Conferences on Muslim Education

The Influence of the World Conferences on Muslim Education

the First World Conference on Muslim Education was held with a view to addressing globally the multifarious problems facing the education of the ummah.

Imam Ghazali's Educational Approach

Imam Ghazali

Abu Hāmed Mohammad ibn Mohammad al-Ghazzālī (1058–1111) (Persian: ابو حامد محمد ابن محمد الغزالی‎), known as Imam Ghazali or Algazel to the western medieval world, born and died in Tus, in the Khorasan province of Persia (modern day Iran) was a Persian Muslim theologian, jurist, philosopher, and mystic. Imam Ghazali was born in at Ghazala […]