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The focus of the book is on the development and education of the adolescents, especially Indian adolescents - their anxieties, inspirations, issues and problems. Accordingly it highlights the imperative need to provide a stimulating educational environment and also offers workable suggestions to channelise their energies in such a manner that would contribute to their optimum all round development.

The book responds to the needs and interest of a wide range of potential readers and may find it useful.

US$ 35(HB); US$ 9(PB)

20th March 2004

About Author

J.C. Aggarwal, a former Deputy Director of Education and Executive Director of the Delhi Bureau of Textbooks, Delhi Admin., has written extensively on Education, History and contemporary affairs. Before joining Delhi Administration, he taught in a Post-graduate Teacher Training College.

Mr. Aggarwal is a prolific writer and has written extensively on education and history.


Unit I: Psychology and Educational Psychology (Nature of Psychology and Learners)

1. Psychology: Meaning, Nature, Methods and Scope meaning of Psychology ; Nature of Psychology; Psychology as Independent Discipline ;HistoricalDevelopment of psychology; Methods of Psychology; Scope of Psychology
2. Methods of Psychology and Educational Psychology Need for Methods of Psychology; Classification of the Methods of chology; The Clinical Method; Differential or Survey Method Statistical Method; Psycho-Analysis or Psycho-Analytic method ; Cross Sectional vs. Longitudinal Method ; Case Study :method ; Experimentation ; Interview Method ; Introspection method ; Observation Method ; Sociometry Method
3. Meaning, Scope, FunctionsSignificance of Educational Pychology M'eaning of Educational Psychology; Nature and Limitations of Eucational Psychology; Scope of Educational Psychology: Several Ways of Classification; ' When to Teach', 'What to Teach', and 'How to Teach' Questions of Educational Psychology ; Importance of Educational Psychology; Functions and Significance of Educational Psychology to Teachers ; Summing up
4. Stages of Human Development: Specific Stage Characteristics and Developmental Tasks Meaning of Human Development; Characteristics and Principles of Development ; Educational Implications of the Principles of Development; Interrelationships and Interdependence of various Patterns of Development; Stages of Development; Characteristics of Each Stage of Human Growth and Development and Educational Implications ; Significance of the Knowledge of the Growth and Development Process to the Teachers; Developmental Tasks at Various Stages; Guidelines for Parents and Teachers Relating to Developmental Tasks

Unit2 : Understanding The Learner: Stages of Human Development

5. Human Physical Development Pattern: Significance of Physical Development of Human Beings; Meaning and Dimensions of Physical Development Pattern ; General Pattern of Physical Development; Characteristics of Physical Development Pattern and Needs of Children ; Growth and Development Rate, Growth and Development Curve: Characteristics and Stages; Common Causes of Delayed Motor and Physical Development; Factors Affecting the Pattern of Physical Growth and Development; Educational Implications of the Physical Development Pattern of the Children for the Teacher ; Organisation of Physical Development Programme ; Summary: Important Characteristics of Physical Development Pattern
6. Human Social Development Pattern : Meaning of Human Social Development Pattern ; Characteristics of Social Developm!!nt Pattern ; Social Development Pattern of the Child at Different Stages ; Factors Affecting the Social Development of the Child ; Hindrances in the Social Development of the Child ; Role of the School in the Social Development of the Child ; Teacher's Role in the Social Development of the Child ; Concluding Observations
7. Human Emotional Development Pattern: Significance of Emotional Development Pattern ; Meaning of Emotions ; Chief Characteristics of Emotions ; Positive and Negative Effects of Emotions ; Unaerstanding Emotions of Anger, Fear, Love and Jealousy ; Emotional Behaviour Pattern at Different Stages ; Classification of Emotional Pattern ; Comparison Between the Emotional Pattern of Childhood and Adulthood ; Factors at Home and at School which Disturb the Emotional Development of Children ; Training, Sublimating and Modifying Emotions ; Role of the School and the Teacher in the Emotional Development of the Child
8. Human Cognitive Development Pattern: Meaning of Human Cognitive Development Pattern ; Process of Cognitive development Pattern ; Various Areas or Aspects of Cognitive or Mental Development Pattern ; Factors Affecting Cognitive Development Pattern ; Cognitive Development Curve ; Jean Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development Pattern ; Educational Implications of Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development and the Role of the School and Teacher
9. Characteristics, Needs and Problems of Adolescents: Meaning and Definition of Adolescence ; General Characteristics of the Period of Adolescence ; Specific Needs of Adolescence with Special Reference to Indian Adolescents ; Physical Needs of the Adolescents and their Satisfaction ; Emotional and Psychological Development Needs and their Satisfaction ; IntellectualMental Needs of the Adolescents and their Satisfaction ; Moral Development or Satisfaction of the Moral Needs of the Adole-scents ; Social Development Needs of the Adolescents and their Satisfaction
10. Adolescents, Sex Education: Problems, Worries, Fears and Development Tasks: Interrelatedness of Needs and Various Aspects of Development of Adolescents ; Classification of Problems of Adolescents ; Specific Problems and Worries of Adolescence ; Developmental Tasks for Adolescents and their Implications ; Pedagogic Practices for Developmental Tasks of Adolescents ; Developmental Tasks and Class and School Organisation ; Needs and Developmental Tasks of Indian Adolescent ; School Programme and Adjustment of Adolescents: Developmental Tasks and Needs. Role of Teachers ; Adolescent and Sex Education
11. Indian Adolescents: Needs, Aspirations, Interests, Attitudes and Self-Concepts Situational Analysis of Adolescents in India ; Changes in the Society Affecting Adolescence DevelopmenU ; Major Needs, Interests and Attitudes of Indian Adolescents ; Important Problems and Issues Involved in the Proper Development of Indian Adolescents ; Directions Helpful to Find Suitable Solutions to Adolescent's Problems ; Self-Concept and Educational Implications
12. Guidance and Counselling for Adolescents: Meaning and Need for Educational Vocational Guidance and Counselling Meaning of Guidance ; Nature and Characteristics of Guidance ; Aims, Functions and Kinds of Guidance ; Brief History of Guidance ; Educational Guidance: Meaning and Need ; Vocational Guidance: Meaning and Need ; Counselling and its Types: Role of the Counsellor
13. Organisation of Guidance and Counselling Services for Adolescents in Schools: Need for Guidance Services ; Scope of Educational, Vocational Guidance and Counselling for Adolescents ;, Aims, Purposes and Functions of Educational Guidance at the Secondary and Senior Secondary Stage of Schooling (Adolescence Stage) ; Aims, Purpose and Objectives of Vocational Guidance for the Adolescents ; Why Special Emphasis on Guidance at the HigherSenior Secondary Stage ; Guidance Programme in School: Scope ; Educational Vocational Guidance Process and Counselling ; Organisation of Guidance Services in a Senior Secondary School: Special Considerations ; Guidance Personnel; Functions of the Counsellor and Guidance Programme ; Methods of Educational and Vocational Guidance ; Facilities Required for Guidance ; Career Guidance: Need and Significance of Career Planning

Unit Ill: Learning and Motivation

14. Concept of Learning: Meaning, Nature and Process Meaning and Definitions of the Term Learning ; Nature and Characteristics of Learning ; Broad Aims, Objectives and Outcomes of Learning ; Types of Learning ; Major Domains and Main Areas of Learning ; Educational Implications of Domains of Learning ; Learning Process and Its Aspects
15. Factors of Learning: Personal and Environmental: Classification of Factors of Learning ; The Child as a Learner and Personal Factors Affecting Learning ; Subject Matter and its Presentations as a factor in learning ; Environment as a Factor in Learning ; Teacher as the Inductor of Change and a Factor in Learning ; Some Problems in the Field of Learning ; Making Learning Effective: Role of the School and the Teachers ; Learning and Maturation ; Heredity (Genetic) and Environment (Nurture) on Learning ; General Principles of effective Learning ; Summary
16. Nature, Types and Techniques of Enhancing Motivation: Meaning, Definition and Nature of Motivation ; Definition, Sources, Types and Nature and Characteristics of Motivation ; Process and Importance of Motivation ; Maslow's Need Hierarchy ; Merits .and Criticism of Maslow's Theory as Applied to Learning ; Techniques of Enhancing Learner's Motivation
17. Theories of Learning and their Educational Implications: Meaning, Significance and Classification of Theories of Learning ; Behaviourist Theories of Learning ; Thorndike's Theory of Learning ; Skinner's Theory of Operant Conditioning ; Gestalt Theory of Learning or Theory of Insight Learning ; Comparison of Thorndike's Theory and gestalt Theory ; Information Processing Theory of Learning by Gagne and Others ; Rogers and Maslow's Humanistic Theories of Learning

Unit IV: Intelligence

18. Intelligence: Meaning, Nature, Characteristics and Development: Meaning and Definition of Intelligence ; Intelligence and Scholars of Ancient India ; Operational Definition and Meaning of Intelligence ; Kinds of Intelligence and a Few Generali-sations ; Development of Intelligence and Mental Testing ; Measurement of Intelligence ; Basic Concepts Involved in intelligence and Intelligence Testing ; Classification of Individual on the Basis of I.Q..; Important Uses of Intelligence Tests in evaluation
19. Classification of Intelligence Tests and Theories of Intelligence: Classification of Intelligence Tests ; Intelligence Testing in India ; Description of Some Tests ; Theories of Intelligence ; Spearman's Two-Factor Theory f ; Thomdike's Multi factor Theory ; Thurstone's Group-Factor Theory ; Guilford's Theory of Structure of Intellect () or SI Theory of Intelligence ; Evaluation of the Theories of Intelligence Including S.I. Model and their Educational Implications

Unit V: Personality

20. Personality: Meaning, Nature, Development of Integrated Personality: Meaning, Definition and Nature of Personality ; Complex Nature of Personality and Definitions of Personality ; Characteristics and Nature of Personality ; Behavioural Patterns of Personality ; Marks of Balanced Development of Personality ; Classification or Types of Personality ; Development of Personality: Biological and Socio-cultural Determinants ; Barriers in the Development of Integrated Personality ; Integration of Personality and the Role of the School
21. Theories of Personality and Their Educational Implications: Need for Theories of Personality ; Classification of Theories of Personality ; Allport's Trait Approach Theory ; Raymond B. Cattell's Factor Analysis :Theory ; Psychoanalytic Theory of Sigmund Freud (-)
22. Exceptional Children, Their Education and Development: Meaning, Definition and Classification of Exceptional Children ; Broad Classification of Exceptional Children ; Need for the Education of Children with Special Needs or Exceptional Children ; Special Education ; Integration or Mainstreaming the Education of the Exceptional Children ; Role of the Regular Teacher when Integrated System comes into Operation ; Necessary Equipment Needed for the Resource Room ; Comparative Study of Two Types of Programmes: Special and Integrated for the Education of the Handicapped ; Projects of Integrated Education for DisabledPhysically Handicapped Children
23. Children with Learning Disability (Dyslexia) and Other Problems: Children with Learning Disability ; Education of the under Achiever Children ; Education of the Backward Children ; Cognitive Differences and Cognitive Development
24. Individual Differences and Accommodating them in the Classroom Significance of Individual Differences in Teaching-learning ; Types of individual Differences ; Indivldua Dmerent_S: Readiness I .; Educational Implications of Individual Differences ; Meeting Needs of Individual Differences: Teaching Strategies and Class-room Measures ;General Guidelines for Meeting Individual Differences; Integrating Handicapped Children, Backward Children and Children with other Differences with the Mainstream
25.Learner Centred Techniques for Exceptional Children Introduction ; The Gifted Children ; Physically Handicapped Children ; Education of the Blind ; Children with Visual Impairments or Disability ; Children with Hearing and Speech Impairment ; Children with Orthopaedic and Locomotor ImpairmentDisability ; The Mentally Retarded Children and their Education


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