What Is Worth Teaching?

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Orient Blackswan, Mar 1, 2004 - Education - 144 pages
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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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Contents

Origins of the Textbook Culture
23
Implications of a Divisive School System
42
FOUR
55
What is the Use?
70
Growing up Male 781
81
Its Politics and Pedagogy
89
Peace with the Past
102
Listening to Gandhi 111
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Index I
129
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