What is the Contribution of Idealism to Education?

(a) Aims

Idealism emphasizes' individual and social aims of education. It gives importance to the aim of self-realization which leads the child towards perfection and enables him to realize the self.

(b) Teacher

Idealism has emphasized the position of teacher as Guru. The teacher has been described as a living ideal and co­worker with God. He humanizes the child and develops high ideals and values in him.

(c) Child

Idealists want to develop eternal values in the child so that he may become an ideal human being.

(d) Curriculum

Idealism paves the way for the construction of a systematic curriculum.

(e) Discipline

Idealism stresses on self discipline. Idealists want to develop child's personality through discipline.