Criticism of Plato's Theory of Education and its Relevance in Modern Times
24 Pages Posted: 29 Mar 2015
Date Written: January 15, 2014
The educational landscape of most of the countries of the world today has been battered by a spate of insufficient regulation and inefficient implementation in the recent times, accentuating an indispensable need for educational reforms aimed at improving the scenario. It has been often said that the solutions to the problems of the present can well be found by delving in the past, and hence, this essay, titled "Criticism of Plato's Theory of Education and its Relevance in the Modern Times" aims at analysing and critiquing the scheme of education envisioned by one of the pioneers of political thought and philosophy, Plato, and the applicability of his theory in today's scenario. Though several lacunae have been identified in his plan, it still serves as a model for countries to adopt and base their present education systems on. This essay has aimed at plugging the loopholes of Plato's Theory of Education and making it pertinent for the progress of education today.
Keywords: Education; Plato; Psychology; Reform; Right To Education
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