Political Agenda of Education

Political Agenda of Education

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In this revised edition, the author sharpens the focus and range of the original, arguing as his main thesis that colonialist and nationalist ideas and practices in education in India are not antagonistic. The new edition incorporates the complex terrain of gender, enriching the earlier discussion of caste, class and religion. It draws upon biographies and cultural history to highlight the revolutionary context in which girls' education made its reluctant start in the 19th century. In the new section on women's education, the author brings into focus the same set of linkages - between the emerging system of education and its policies, the social structure and ethos - which makes this an innovative study of educational ideas and practices. There are also some important additions to the discussion of caste and identity.The task of propagating the Nagari script and Hindi in the last years of the nineteenth century was linked with the Arya Samaj movement. ... 12 Madhu Kishwar has analysed the ideas involved in the Arya Samaj move- ment in the context of girlsa#39; education in a#39;Arya Samaj and Womena#39;s Educationa#39; (1986). 13 See the essay entitled a#39;Premdhan ki chhaya-smritia#39;, in Shukla 136 Political Agenda of Education.

Title:Political Agenda of Education
Author: Krishan Kumar
Publisher:SAGE Publications India - 2005-03-04

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