Edited by Christine Sleeter, S.B. Upadhyay, Arvind Mishra and Sanjay Kumar
Publisher: Orient BlackSwan
ISBN: 978 81 250 4531 1
Publication Date: 2012
Price: Rs. 825
Education is an ‘enabling factor’, which facilitates not only economic betterment but also human freedom. However, for the marginalised, basic education remains a challenge not only due to lack of access, but also because the pedagogy of mainstream education alienates the marginalised.
The editors and contributors of School Education, Pluralism and Marginality argue that school education must be conceptualised keeping in mind the material, social, and life experiences of marginalised groups. According to them, pluralism and social inclusion should be the core principles of the pedagogic conceptual framework, practices and processes of school education across the world.
Divided into four sections, this volume brings together international perspectives on education from the USA, UK, Europe, South Africa, New Zealand and Sri Lanka, among others, with a focus on India. It probes into the realities of the formal schooling system and the hegemonies that exclude children of the marginalised communities. It also explores the relationship between school education, labour processes, and differential opportunities and their outcomes. Importantly, the contributors in this volume suggest measures for developing inclusive teaching and learning methods and practices, and present models for culturally responsive and inclusive schooling.
This topical volume will be useful for students and scholars of education, culture studies, gender studies and Dalit studies. It will also be of interest to policy-makers and NGOs working in the area of education.
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List of Abbreviations
Expanding Access with Equity
R. Govinda and M. Bandyopadhyay
M. Murali Krishna
Angela W. Little
A Critical Study of TharuTribals’ Education in
West Champaran (Bihar)
Competing Pressures of Secular and Religious Learning
Shashi Bhushan Upadhyay
A Marxist Critique of Caste Analysis, Critical Race Theory and
Equivalence (or Parallellist) Explanations of Social Inequality
India’s Dominant Education Regime and New Segmentation
ManabiMajumdar and Jos Mooij
The South African School and its Relationship to
Youth Identity in Contemporary South Africa
Issues in African Schooling and Education
George J. Sefa Dei
Towards a Human Rights-Based Approach
Theoretical and Pedagogical Issues Affecting
An Innovative Experiment
Sanjay Kumar and Rafiul Ahmed