Education and Society: Themes, Perspectives, Practices

Hardcover | March 19, 2015

EditorMeenakshi Thapan, T. N. Madan

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Education and Society: Themes, Perspectives, Practices concerns itself with the social issues and contexts that underpin education and learning in India. It begins with a focus on the possibilities opened up by education, whether these concern the individual, society, or the world at large.Through an excellent selection of essays arranged in six thematic sections, this volume provides an overview of the major underlying concepts in the sociology of education, as well as of the processes and practices that explicate education in contemporary India. Most essays are grounded on empiricalresearch and use ethnography in seeking to understand education from the perspective of students, teachers, as well as the institutional and non-institutional settings within which educational practices occur. The rich and panoramic introduction provides a broad canvas to the essays, which areintentionally both an academic work and a pedagogical aid, since education is both an intellectual discipline, and also a profession.

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Education and Society: Themes, Perspectives, Practices concerns itself with the social issues and contexts that underpin education and learning in India. It begins with a focus on the possibilities opened up by education, whether these concern the individual, society, or the world at large.Through an excellent selection of essays arran...

Meenakshi Thapan is Professor of Sociology at the Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:600 pagesPublished:March 19, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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AcknowledgementsPublisher's AcknowledgementsList of Tables, Figures, and BoxesList of AbbreviationsMeenakshi Thapan: Introduction: Understanding Education - Ideas, Practice, and OutcomesI. Education for the Good Citizen: Values, Ideals, Practices1. Martha Nussbaum: Tagore, Dewey, and the Imminent Demise of Liberal Education2. Vivek Dhareshwar: Politics, Experience, and Cognitive Enslavement: Gandhi's Hind Swaraj3. Radhika Herzberger: Private Virtue and Public Space: Education in a Fragile World4. Sanjay Srivastava: Schooling, Culture, and ModernityII. Civic Education and the Making of Identities5. Amman Madan: Old and New Dilemmas in Indian Civic Education6. Meenakshi Thapan: Pedagogy and Citizenship in Contemporary Society7. Latika Gupta: Formation of Religious Identity in Early ChildhoodIII. Inside Schools: Contexts, Processes, Practices8. Peggy Froerer: Disciplining the Saffron Way: Moral Education and the Hindu Rashtra9. Meenakshi Thapan: School Culture: Rituals and Ceremonies10. Gaysu R. Arvind: Institutional Context, Classroom Discourse, and Children's Thinking: Pedagogy Re-examined11. Manabi Majumdar: Politicians, Civil Servants, or Professionals? Teachers' Voices on Their Work and WorthIV. Educational Texts and their Transmission12. Krishna Kumar: Text and Values13. Dipta Bhog, Purwa Bharadwaj, and Disha Mullick: Plotting the Contours of the Modern Nation: A Feminist Reading of Geography Textbooks14. Shalini Advani: Using texts: An Ethnography of the English ClassroomV. Education and Forms of Social Inequality15. Anne Waldrop: The Meaning of the Old School-Tie: Private Schools, Admission Procedures and Class Segmentation16. Padma Velaskar: Educational Stratification, Dominant Ideology, and the Reproduction of Disadvantage in India17. Zoya Hasan and Ritu Menon: Creating an Enabling EnvironmentVI. Youth, Educational Outcomes, and Dilemmas18. Devesh Kapur and Pratap Bhanu Mehta: Mortgaging the Future? Indian Higher Education19. Craig Jeffrey: Great Expectations: Youth in Contemporary India20. Ritta A. Lukose: Empty Citizenship: Protesting Politics in the Era of GlobalizationIndexAbout the Editor and Contributors