Education for All
Author: Tushar Mukherjee
Publisher: Ramakrishna Mission Lokasiksha Parishad
(Pp 301, Rs 125)
Swami Vivekananda had rightly said, “Education is the manifestation of the perfection already in man.” Education for All, the modern call to the nation by the National Literacy Mission is mere reiteration of the obvious felt by Swamiji at that time.
Education for All is a compilation of essays on formal and popular education. The author, Tushar Mukherjee was associated with training, orientation and research centre of the Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Narendrapur after retiring from Department of Education, Government of West Bengal. He has had an abiding interest in the field of adult education. The book is a collection of his selected past publications in different journals.
People interested in formal and popular education can share his experience by going through this book. He has also raised some contradictory issues which would provoke further discussion and enrich discourse on formal, non-formal and popular education to the overall understanding of our national education policy.
The book is divided into six chapters thematically to provide opportunities to readers with various interests to skip and read selectively. The author, besides elucidating various kinds of educational programmes, has also mentioned the importance of continuing and life long education, which is nothing but the manifestation of the immortal sayings of Sri Ramakrishna that ‘Jabat Banchi Tabat Sikhi’ or one learns till his last breath. In all, this is a thought-provoking book for all who wish to know more about education.