Contents: Preface. I. Contemporary India: 1. Structure, Types and Features of Indian Society. 2. Education and Contemporary Indian Society. 3. Education and Social Stratification. II. Educational Provisions in the Constitution of India: 4. The Constitution of India. 5. Fundamental Rights and Fundamental Duties. 6. Directive Principles of State Policy in the Indian Constitution. 7. Federalism in India. 8. Educational Provisions in the Constitution of India. 9. Role of Central, State and Local Bodies in Providing Education in India. 10. CABE Committee on Decentralized Management of Education: Veerappa Committee—1993. 11. Aims of Education. 12. Secularism, Social Goals, Democracy, Socialist Pattern of Society and Education. III. Indian Educational Reformation in the Pre-Independence Period: 13. Macaulay’s Minutes—1835. 14. Wood’s Despatch—1854. 15. Hunter Commission on Education—1882. 16. Sergeant Report of Education—1944. 17. Basic Education. 18. Nai Talim. IV. Indian Education Reformation in Post Independence Period: 19. Secondary Education Commission—(1952-53) (Mudaliar Commission). 20. Kothari Commission—1964-66 (Education Commission). 21. National Policy on Education—1968. 22.National Policy on Education—1986. 23.National Programme of Action—1992.24. Right to Education Act—2009. 25.National Knowledge Commission (NKC). V. Policy Frameworks for the Development of Education in India: 26. Socio-Cultural Considerations in Education. 27. Common School System (CSS). 28. National System of Education in India. 29. Language Policy of India. 30. Learning without Burden Yash Pal Committee (1993). 31. Justice Verma Commission (2012). 32. Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching.VI. Government Policies on Education: 33. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA). 34. Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA). 35. Mid-Day Meal Scheme (MDMS). 36. National Policy on ICT in School Education. 37. National Curriculum Framework (NCF)—2005. 38. National Curriculum Framework for Teacher Education (NCFTE) – 2009. 39. National Repository of Open Educational Resources (NROER). 40. Mahila Samakhya Programme. 41. Scheme to Provide Quality Education in Madrasas (SPQEM). 42. Educational Schemes for Girls, SC, ST and Marginalized Group. VII. Monitoring Agencies of Indian Education: 43.Monitoring Agencies: VIII. Contemporary Indian Education: 44.Effects of Liberalization, Privatization, Globalization, Industrialization, Urbanization, Modernization and Internationalization on Education. 45. Equalization and Universalization of Elementary and Secondary Education. 46. Equality and Equity in Education. IX. Issues and Concerns in Education: 47. Equality of Educational Opportunities. 48. Inequality in Education. 49. Discrimination in Education. 50. Marginalization in Education. References.
Education is not merely pedagogy i.e. science of teaching but much more than that as it is influenced by many historical, cultural, economic, political and sociological factors in every country. So, teachers need to understand the inter-relationship between education and these factors. The teachers are also required to understand the role of education as an intervention tool for desired changes in the country and also to appreciate the influence of social set-up on education in which it operates.
This book should serve the educational purposes of students, teachers, teacher educators, student-teachers, parents etc. for developing a better understanding about the different concepts related to contemporary India and education. It offers a site for prospective teachers and researchers to engage with studies on Indian society and education, acquire conceptual tools of sociological analysis, and hands on experience of engaging with diverse communities, children and schools. (jacket)