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Education in a 'Ghetto'
The Paradoxes of a Muslim-Majority School

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ISBN 9781032291413
July 14, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge India
220 Pages

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Book Description

This book explores the structures of power and politics within a government-aided school situated in a Muslim-majority area in Delhi, India.

It provides a look into how teachers, administrators and students in low-income and disadvantaged communities navigate limited opportunities and resources. The book discusses the socio-economic and cultural background of students, institutional rituals and practices and the impact of power relations on the students. It critiques the power and privilege of those in positions of authority in the school and showcases how bureaucratic systems in state run schools often do not consider the circumstances and interests of students and often hinder their growth.

This book will be of interest to students of education, sociology, development studies, political science and social work. It will also be useful to educationalists, sociologists, political scientists, NGOs and those interested in the interface of state, society and education.

Table of Contents

Introduction PART I: School Organisation and Leadership 1. An Introduction to the School 2. The Many Facets of Power PART II: Socio-cultural and Economic Context of the Children 3. Children of Labourers, Working Children and Vicissitudes of the Market PART III: Children, Children’s Groups and Teachers’ Perceptions 4. Different Groups of Children 5. Religious Education 6. Maintenance of Boundaries PART IV: School Functioning and Changes 7. The School Gender Committee and its Many Paradoxes 8. Disciplining the Children 9. The Ordinary School Calendar Begets Significant Changes Epilogue

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Farah Farooqi is a Professor of Education at the Faculty of Education, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi. Previously, she worked for eight years at the Department of Elementary Education, Lady Sri Ram College, Delhi. Her research interests includes education, identity, marginalization, ghettoization, and cultural politics.