Integral Education Series

Education and the Growing Child


This book is a part of the Integral Education Series and provides a new approach to education based on a spiritual vision. It contains articles by various authors and from Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.

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The discovery that education must be a bringing out of the child’s own intellectual and moral capacities to their highest possible value and must be based on the psychology of the child-nature was a step forward towards a more healthy because a more subjective system; …..
When one has very small children, it is marvellous. There, there are so few things to do: it is sufficient to be. Never to deceive oneself. Never to be angry. Always to be understanding.
No one could have foreseen then that the child held within himself a secret of life, able to lift the veil from the mysteries of the human soul; that he represented an unknown quantity, the discovery of which might enable the adult to solve his individual and social problems.
As educationists seeking perfection, it is incumbent upon us to see that the human being of the future shall look back with a sense of gratitude and joy on his school life; where learning was first a play, a delight of activity leading to endless vistas of wonder, discovery and creativity; where time went swiftly on the wings of an immense enthusiasm, a love for life.
According to the Mother, “….. It is of prime importance that the child’s education of the vital should begin as early as possible, indeed, as soon as he is able to use his sense organs. In that way, many bad habits would be avoided and harmful influences eliminated.”

Weight 94 g

Compiled and Edited by Prof. Norman C. Dowsett, Prof. Sita Ram Jayaswal, M.S. Srinivasan & Vijay

Publishing Info

First Edition – 1974 / Second Revised Edition – 1996 / Reprit – 2012

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