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Schooling the National Imagination: Education, English, and the Indian Modern

Shalini Advani


This book examines English studies in the school curriculum in India and, using this as a lens, explores the shifts in the construction of nationalism, modernity, and identity in independent India. Discussing the national education policy in general and the English language policy in particular, it traces the development of a specific ideology of postcoloniality in India. It examines State-produced school textbooks, identifies how English curriculum both reflects and constructs identity in particular ways, and discusses classroom practice in schools to consider the ways in which ideology shape ... More

Keywords: English studies, English curriculum, education policy, English language policy, postcoloniality, nationalism, pedagogic practice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780198062752
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198062752.001.0001


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Shalini Advani, author
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