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The Indian Metamorphosis : Essays on Its Enlightenment, Education, and Society.

Author: Arup Maharatna
Publisher: Singapore : Palgrave Macmillan US, 2018.
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Maharatna, Arup.
Indian Metamorphosis : Essays on Its Enlightenment, Education, and Society.
Singapore : Palgrave Macmillan US, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Arup Maharatna
ISBN: 9789811307973 9811307970
OCLC Number: 1047891195
Description: 1 online resource (237 pages)
Contents: Intro; Preface; Contents; Part I India as Its Own Making; Chapter 1 Indian Metamorphosis; India's Economic Growth and Development-'A Picnic Atop a Volcanic Mountain'?; India's Democratic Politics and Practices: A Chaos Well-Organized?; Indian Society and Culture: Preaching Tenacity of 'Traditions' at a Heavy Price?; Concluding Remarks; References; Chapter 2 India's Costly Evasion from 'Enlightenment' Ideas and Values; Importance of Western Enlightenment in Modern Economic and Democratic Flourishing; India's Persistent Evasion of Western Enlightenment Ideas and Values Nehruvian Dilemmas and the Onset of Anomalous Path-DependencePerilous Upshot; References; Chapter 3 India's Educational Thinking, Aims and School Curriculum: A Critical Look; Aims and Philosophy of Education in Post-Independence India: Neglect of Objective Reasoning, Rational Thinking and Questioning the 'Tradition'; National School Curriculum Frameworks, Model Textbooks and Pedagogy; A Critical Review of Social Studies Textbooks: A Gigantic Failure in Enlightening and Secularizing Citizens' Minds on Rationalist Lines; References; Part II Global Educational Crisis and Endangered Future Chapter 4 'Invasion' of Educational Universe by Neo-Liberal Economic Thinking: A Global Casualty?Centrality of Education in Modern Civilizational Progression: The Premise; Capture of Education by Neo-Liberal Economics: A Cold War Offshoot?; Concerns and Confusion Over Student Achievements in Schools, USA 1950s-1990s; Declining Standards of Education and Learning; Is the World Reeling Under an Educational Crisis?; References; Chapter 5 Global Crisis in Higher Education: Is Merit Being Trampled by Marketing and Money?; A Momentous Change in the Meaning of Higher Education Vocationalization and Expansion of Higher Education: Two Complementary Trends?Pervasive Private Capital and Its Intrinsic Oddity in Higher Education; Last Words: 'Back to Basics'; References; References; Index

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