A Pedagogues Romance: Reflections on Schooling

Paperback | February 28, 2015

byKrishna Kumar

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The Indian education system impacts all of us directly or indirectly at various points in our lives. We are often critical and angry, and readily offer solutions that nobody seems willing to implement. In this selection of shorter essays, Krishna Kumar takes us into what he calls the "innerworld of education". We go inside schools and training institutes, delve into the public examination system and textbooks, to analytically distinguish the system from the concept of education. At the same time, the author alerts us to the wider cultural, economic, and technological factors thatinfluence the system and its key players - the students and teachers. This second edition of A Pedagogue's Romance presents some additional material along with an updated introduction. Full of creative ideas presented in an accessible style and with passion, the volume will attract teachers, decision-makers, activists, guardians, and students.

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The Indian education system impacts all of us directly or indirectly at various points in our lives. We are often critical and angry, and readily offer solutions that nobody seems willing to implement. In this selection of shorter essays, Krishna Kumar takes us into what he calls the "innerworld of education". We go inside schools and ...

Krishna Kumar is Professor at the Central Institute of Education, University of Delhi. He is a former Director of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi. His other books include Politics of Education in Colonial India, Prejudice and Pride, and Battle for Peace. Several of his books are in Hindi, i...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:196 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.68 inPublished:February 28, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199455473

ISBN - 13:9780199455478

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AcknowledgementsIntroductionCOLOURS AND SHADES1. A Pedagogue's Romance2. Teaching Peace3. Freire's Legacy4. A Child's Swaraj5. Remembering Earthworms6. Let Us All Blame The Teacher7. Two Memoirs of a Sporting EventTHE WORLD AROUND8. Future Girls9. Democracy Without Democrats?10. A Memory of Coming to Life11. Understanding Women12. Adolescent India13. The New Politics of Education14. Computers and Children15. Colour of a Girl's Skin16. Reading is Basic to DemocracyA MATTER OF DETAILS17. Crafts at School18. The Woman with a Broom19. Watching as Work20. Lotus Syndrome21. Metaphors of Innovation22. Learning from Iqbal23. Green Schools in a Greying World24. The Cultural Context of Girl's Education25. Their Universities, Our Universities