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Sociology of Education in India: Changing Contours and Emerging Concerns

Geetha B. Nambissan and Srinivasa Rao

Abstract

This volume examines the history and research on the sociology of education (SoE) in India. It analyses the influence of culture, identities, structural inequalities, and poverty on education, and evaluates how sociological tools can be used to address the impending crisis in the educational system. The consistent study of SoE has been slow in India, as is evident in the only recent attempts to establish the structure of the discipline. This volume places the SoE as a sub-discipline of Indian sociology, with the first few studies on education being undertaken in the 1950s/1960s by Kothari Comm ... More

Keywords: sociology of education, education in India, sociological imagination, Kothari Commission, Indian sociology, educational crisis, inequalities in education, sociological imagination, poverty and education, disciplinary structure

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780198082866
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082866.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geetha B. Nambissan, editor
Professor, Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Srinivasa Rao, editor
Associate Professor, Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

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