The most admirable quality of this book is that Mrs. Maria M. Fernandes has avoided unending verbosity which is the main flow of many well-known texts. She has focused immensely and commendably on the concept and their basicness. The content explored is vast, the coverage is exhaustive and the treatment is wholesome and indepth. Though, there exist innumerable books on the philosophical foundations of education, very few, prove to be serious attempts. The author has successfully brought out a volume which will take its readers on a travelogue from the realms of ancient philosophical goals, educational policies down to the philosophical ideas of ideologies of great Indian and Western Philosophers.
Mrs. Maria Milagris Fernandes, acquired her graduation in History, did her B.Ed. from Mumbai University, M.A. in History from Mumbai University, and M.Ed. from S.N.D.T. Women's University, Churchgate. She cleared her 'SET' examination in the first attempt, and has successfully completed her Certificate and Diploma Courses in 'Sindhi-Arabic' from Mumbai University. She is currently pursuing her Ph. D. in Education. Mrs. Fernandes has varied experience in the field of education-six years as a Teacher, three years as a headmistress, seven years as a Lecturer in Education at Shaheed Dunichand Tejandas Memorial Trust's College of Education. Ulhasnagar; one year as a Lecturer for Government Commerical Diploma. She has to her credit publications, papers and articles on varied issued of Education. Articles, poems, novel, fiction work as a freelance journalist in various dailies and magazines. Mrs. Fernandes is an highly accomplished academician, topping and excelling throughout her academic career, a national sportswoman with excellent achievements in sports, dance, singing, compering, elocution, debates, drawing, quiz, G.K. and Literary activities. She is a member of Council of Teacher Educators, All India Association of Education and Research, Maharashtra State Secondary Teachers and Educators Association and Maharashtra Council of Educational Administration and Management.