State whether True or False:

(a) James Mill was a severe critic of the Orientalists.


(b) The 1854 Dispatch on education was in favour of English being introduced as a medium of higher education in India.


(c) Mahatma Gandhi thought that promotion of literacy was the most important aim of education.


(d) Rabindranath Tagore felt that children ought to be subjected to strict discipline.

(a) (True)


James mill is regarded to be the first historian to write a detailed history of India in a chronological order.


(b) (True)


The 1854 Dispatch on education was in favour of English being introduced as a medium of higher education in India because it provides them more reliable and capable public servants.


(c) (False)


According to Mahatma Gandhi the most important aim of education is Self-realization. He thought that education ought to develop a person’s mind and soul. Simple learning to read and write by itself did not count as education.


(d) (False)


Tagore recognized that children are not unfinished adults but have to be seen in their own rights, so that their strengths become visible and can be developed. He also argues that the difference between children and adults requires different methods of learning.


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