The present volume seeks to review education in India through a matrix of nation-building, democratization process, identity, power, social and economic divisions, and social hierarchies. The book revisits the vision of education of some of the great Indian philosophers and leaders, deconstructs some of the seminal documents on education in India, brings out the significant role played by the people’s movement in shaping education, and analyses the trends and progress in the implementation of educational programmes and policies.
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Table of Contents
PART I: VISION OF EDUCATION
1. Tagore’s Vision of Education and Its Relevance Today 2. Gandhiji’s Ideas on Education and Its Relevance Today 3. Learning the Art of Wholeness: Sri Aurobindo’s Philosophy of Education
PART II: DECONSTRUCTING SEMINAL DOCUMENTSON EDUCATION
4. Delors Commission Report (1996) 5. Kothari Commission Report (1964-66) 6. Historical Context of the Kothari Commission Report (1964-66) 7. National Education Policies (1968 and 1986) and the Ramamurti Committee Report (1992) 8. Report of the Common School System Commission, Bihar (2007)
PART III: INEQUALITY IN EDUCATION
9. Inequality and Imbalances in the Education System of India: Insights from NSSO 71st Round 10. Perspectives on Education and Exclusion
PART IV: ROLE OF PEOPLE’S MOVEMENT
11. School Education in India and the Role of Deliberative Activism: The Pratichi Experience
12. Social Movement and Education 13. Comments on the Right to Education Campaign
PART V: IMPACT ON EDUCATION OF GLOBALIZATIONAND NEOLIBERAL ECONOMIC POLICIES
14. The Story of Dismantling of Higher Education in India: The Unfolding Crisis 15. The Commoditization of Education
PART VI: RTE ACT AND ITS IMPLEMENTATION
16. The Policy Crisis in Education 17. RTE Act from the Viewpoint of the Right to Education and Law 18. Pre-School Children and the Education System in India 19. A Teachers’ Movement Perspective
Muchkund Dubey is the President of Council for Social Development (CSD), former Professor of International Relations, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), and former Foreign Secretary, Government of India.
Susmita Mitra is an Assistant Professor in CSD.