Pedagogies for Development: The Politics and Practice of Child-Centred Education in India

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 24, 2012 - Education - 200 pages
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Pedagogies for Development takes a sociological approach to examine the introduction of child-centred education in contemporary Indian policy and school contexts. It investigates the promise of democratic learning in development discourses to ask how far child-centred models can address poverty and social inequalities in rural Indian communities. Drawing on in-depth ethnographic research conducted in the south Indian state of Karnataka, the book offers a multi-level analysis of international, national and state education practices of pedagogic reform. The book contributes to pressing debates about how ‘quality’ education should be conceptualised and assessed in development contexts, and brings into focus the assumptions which associate schooling to social justice.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Pedagogy and Development
1
Chapter 2 Researching Pedagogic Reform
11
Chapter 3 The Political Project of ChildCentred Education in India
29
Chapter 4 Education Reform in Karnataka Two Pedagogies for Development
46
Chapter 5 On Being a Teacher Work Stories in Contexts of Change
71
Chapter 6 Educating the Rural Child
89
Chapter 7 Principles of Instruction
109
Chapter 8 Nali Kali at Mallige Primary School
126
Chapter 9 LearnerCentred Teaching at Kamala Primary School
153
Chapter 10 ChildCentred Pedagogies and the Promise of Democratic Schooling
179
Appendix Notes on Caste
190
About the Author
194
Index
195
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