What Is Worth Teaching?
This collection of essays is the third revised edition of Dr Krishna Kumar s UGC national lectures. It updates several issues in the context of recent concerns such as globalisation and external funding for education. Some of the issues discussed are the textbook, culture, learning by rote, failure of village primary schools, the merits of Gandhian ideas of education, and the interpretation of history.
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