India Goes to School: Education Policy and Cultural Politics

Tukdeo, Shivali (2019) India Goes to School: Education Policy and Cultural Politics. Springer, New Delhi. ISBN 978-8132239550

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Abstract: This book pays attention to education in India as part of several overlapping stories developed along different axes: stories of dissent, contestations, appropriation and social action. It historicises the enterprise of formal education by paying attention to the numerous policy shifts. Further, it theorises the education policy discourse by analysing the ways in which education is increasingly being shaped by international/transnational knowledge production, actors and norms. Focusing on the cultural politics of education policy production, circulation and translation across different contexts, the book revisits some of the long-standing and unresolved debates on social reforms, justice, nationalism and mobility. Evolution of ideas such as mass education, national education, adult literacy and education through public-private-partnerships showcase the momentous shifts in education policy over the course of last century. Ideas, institutional and economic arrangements, administrative formulations and frameworks for implementation make frequent appearances in the cultural as well as political reading of education policy. In a departure from the traditional policy research, this work sees policy as socially and culturally constructed; connected to questions of power, context and struggle; and part of a number of processes at large.
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Keywords: Cultural politics of transnational connections, Education and the construction of skilled workforce, Education policy in india, Education reforms in India, Education-action networks, Educational bureaucracy, History of education policy in India, IT in higher education, Multilateral institutions and education reforms in India, National identity and education, New interventions in education, Post-liberalization transformation, Private schools and globalisation in India, Role of education in India's modernity project, Skilled migration from India, Transnational actors in education, Transnational actors in education policy, Transnationalised education
Subjects: School of Social Sciences > Education
Programmes > Education Programme > Social Exclusion and Education
Programmes > Education Programme
Divisions: Schools > Social Sciences
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2020 08:25
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2021 09:27
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