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What is saddler commission

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Asked by Sunil Dmk, 13 May '12 07:19 pm
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In 1917 to 1919, Sadler led the 'Sadler Commission' which looked at the state of Indian Education.[2]
Towards the end of the First World War, the Secretary of State for India, Austen Chamberlain, invited Sadler to accept the chairmanship of a commission the government proposed to appoint to inquire into the affairs of Calcutta University. Chamberlain wrote: Lord Chelmsford [the Viceroy] informs me that they hope for the solution of the big political problems of India through the solution of the educational problems.[4] After some hesitation, Sadler accepted the invitation. Under his direction the Commission far exceeded its initial terms of reference.[8] The result was thirteen volumes issued in 1919,[9] providing a comprehensive sociological account of the context in which Mahatma Gandhi was campaigning for the end of the British Raj and the independence of India. From the lines of inquiry pursued, it is possible to deduce a conception of expanding higher education that goes far beyo ...more
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Sadler_(educationist)#The_Sadler_Commission
Answered by Anindya Mukherjee, 13 May '12 07:27 pm

 
  
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