Contemporary India and education syllabus

Contemporary India and education syllabus


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Aims / Objectives and Importance of Studying Contemporary India and Education Subject:

After completion of the course, student teachers will be able to:

-        understand perspectives in education including social bases of education
-        critically understand the constitutional values related to aims of education
-        analyze varied aims of education and its process aspects
-        develop their own view about education and  its  development  in  social  and  cultural  context
-        develop a personalized professional view of one’s pedagogical role
-        think critically about the prevailing conditions of the society and their remedies
-        visualize meaningfully contemporary India
-        develop an understanding of trends, issues and challenges facing contemporary Indian Society



Constitution of India and Education
-        Concurrent status of education
-        Policies, Acts and Provisions related to education
-        Education of marginalized and socially disadvantaged segments
-        Education and Fundamental Rights and Duties: Articles 14, 15, 16, 30 and 51A
-        Directive Principles of State Policies
-        Right to Education (RTE) Act 2009

UNIT - 2

Review of Education Commissions and Policies in India:
-        Prominent characteristics of education in India during colonial rule
-        Critical appraisal of recommendations of the following commissions
-        Secondary Education Commission (1952-53)
-        Indian Education Commission (1964-66)
-        National Policy of Education (1986)
-        Ramamurthy Education Commission (1990)
-        Program of Action (1992)
-        National Curriculum Framework 2005: Needs and Objectives

UNIT – 3

Contemporary Issues in Indian Education

-        Universalization of Elementary Education and related issues such as MDM,  SSA  and  RMSA
-        Issues and Debates on Globalization, Liberalization, and Privatization
-        Common School System
-        Vocationalisation of Education
-        Three Language Formulas
-        Open learning and distance education System
-        Modernization: Concept, Advantages & Disadvantages

UNIT – 4

Emerging Concerns of Indian Society and Education
-        Culture and Education
-        Democracy and Education
-        Inequalities in ancient, medieval and modern education
-        New Economic Reforms and their Impact on Education
-        Education for Technological Empowerment
-        Role of teacher in the context of Universal Education
-        Reservation as an egalitarian Policy

Task & Assignments:

§  Project on conflicts and social movements in India.
§  Role of media in a democracy.
§  Impact of electronic media on children.
§  Challenges of pluralistic education in the contexts of conflict.
§  Any other task/assignment given by the institution.


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§  Deshpande, S. (2004). Contemporary India: A Sociological View. New Delhi: Penguin.
§  Education for all (1993). The India scene, Ministry of Education, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
§  Walia, J.S. (2011). Modern Indian Education and its  Problems.  Jalandhar:  Paul  Publishers.
§  Walia, J.S. (2011). Philosophical, Sociological and Economic Bases of Education. Jalandhar: Ahim Paul Publishers.
§  Kashyap, S.C. (2009). The Constitution of India. New Delhi National Book Trust.
§  Gera,    L.,        Viswanathappa G.        &         Srinivas            K.        (2014).            Foundations of Education. Hyderabad: Neelkamal Publications Pvt. Ltd.
§  National Policy of Education (1986). Ministry of Education, Govt. of India, New Delhi,  1992.
§  Pandey, K.P.(2010).  Perspectives in Social Foundations of Education.  New  Delhi:  Shipra Publications.
§  Program of Action (1992). Ministry of Education, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
§  Rajput,   J.S.   (1994).  Universalization of     Elementary   Education,           Role of Teacher Education, New Delhi: Vikas Publishing House.
§  Report of the Education Commission Education and National Development (1964-66) Ministry of Education, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
§  Report of the Secondary Education Commission (1952-53) Ministry of Education, Govt. of India, New Delhi, 1949.
§  Report of the University Education Commission (1948) Ministry of Education, Govt. of  India, New Delhi 1949.
§  Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009.
§  Sadgopal, A.(2000). Shiksha Main Badlav ka Sawal: Samajik Amubhavo se Niti Tak. Delhi: Granth Shilpi.
§  Sadgopal, A. (2009). Muft aur Anivarya Shiksha  Adhikaar  Vidheyak  2009.  Vimarsh  Vol.1.

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