Author: Radhika Chopra
Patricia Jeffery/Eminent Contributors
Editor(s): Radhika Chopra / Patricia Jeffery / Helmut Reifeld
Publisher: Sage Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 81-7829-486-9
The commonsense understanding of `education` rests on the assumption that it has a straightforward positive value. In practice education is profoundly ambiguous in its effects. By focusing on `educational regimes`—and thereby locating values in a broad political terrain encompassing global, national and local contexts—this collection of original essays addresses numerous crucial issues. These include: whether educational regimes relate to other facets of contemporary India society; the extent to which they facilitate the values and ideals enshrined in the Constitution and in policy goals; and the implications of the differential impact of educational regimes on different social groups in India.
This volume is divided into three sections:
The first, 'Changing Contexts of Education and the State', examines the contemporary educational scene in India focusing on formal institutions attended by small children and teenagers. The contributors show ho formal education has become an arena where hotly contested concepts like class, caste, gender and religion are learned.
The second, ' Teaching and Learning Regimes', is based on ethnographic work and focuses on processes of teaching and learning in different types of educational institutions.
The third, 'Different Transitions, Different Adulthoods', shows how the value of education to its consumers in a highly differentiated society like India will not be uniform.
Combining original research material with new theoretical orientations regarding contexts and ways of learning, this important volume will be welcomed by students and scholars of education, sociology and development studies, as also by teacher training institutes, policy-makers, development agencies and NGOs working in the field of education.
Introduction: Hearts, Minds and Pockets PATRICIA JEFFERY
I. CHANGING CONTEXTS OF EDUCATION AND THE STATE: Social Inequalities and the Privatisation of Secondary Schooling in North India ROGER JEFFERY, PATRICIA JEFFERY and CRAIG JEFFREY
Education Exclusion and the Developmental State RAMYA SUBRAHMANIAN
An Ideal School and the Schooled Ideal: Education at the Margins SARADA BALAGOPALAN
Plural Society and Schooling: Urdu-medium Schools in Delhi ANNE VAUGIER-CHATTERJEE
II. TEACHING AND LEARNING REGIMES: Doon School Aesthetics DAVID MACDOUGALL
Serving the Nation: Gender and Family Values in Military Schools VERONIQUE BENEI
Everyday Life in a Girls` Madrasah in Delhi MAREIKE JULE WINKELMANN
Negotiation and Compromise: Gender and Government Elementary Education ELSPETH PAGE
Learning Processes within the Ustad-Shagird Relationship RUMMAN HAMEED
Cultures of Adolescence: Educationally Disadvantaged Young Women in an Urban Slum MEENAKSHI THAPAN
III. DIFFERENT TRANSITIONS, DIFFERENT ADULTHOODS: `Revaluing` Education ANITA RAMPAL
Broken Trajectories: Dalit Young Men and Formal Education CRAIG JEFFREY, ROGER JEFFERY and PATRICIA JEFFERY
Changing Childhoods in Industrial Chhattisgarh JONATHAN PARRY
Sisters and Brothers: Schooling, Family and Migration RADHIKA CHOPRA