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Studies in Indian Sociology

Studies in Indian Sociology
Themes in Sociology of Education

First Edition
Edited by:
  • R. Indira - (President) Formerly Professor of Sociology, University of Mysore, Mysuru, India

Volume: 5
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January 2014 | 280 pages | SAGE India
This volume contains 12 articles that present a mix of both theoretical perspectives and empirical studies in the area of sociology of education. This volume is divided into four sections: section one deals with education as a social system; section two focuses on issues and concerns of the education of minorities and women; section three focuses on the key issues that need to be addressed in formation and implementation of educational policies; and the last section examines certain key issues related to the adoption of vernacular language as medium of instruction and the critical insights into the role of intellectuals. The essence of this volume is that education is basically a social institution that must be responsive to social change.
Series Note
A R Vasavi
R Indira
Introduction: Themes in Sociology of Education (1959 - 2010)
B V Shah
Sociology of Education - An Attempt at Definition and Scope
Asoke Basu
Education, Social Structure and Culture
Sharmila Rege
Feminist Pedagogy and Sociology for Emancipation in India
Karuna Ahmad
For Sociology in Teacher Education
Mala Khullar
In Search of ‘Relevant’ Education
N Jayaram
Ethnicity and Education: A Socio-historical Perspective on the Educational Backwardness of Indian Muslims
Arun Kumar Ghosh
The Gender Gap in Literacy and Education among the Scheduled Tribes in Jharkhand and West Bengal
Namrata Gupta
Women Research Scholars in IITs: Impact of Social Milieu and Organisational Environment
A R Kamat
Educational Policy in India: Critical Issues
Nita Kumar
Lessons from Contemporary Schools
Teaching of Sociology through the Regional Language
Teaching of Sociology through the Regional Language
Rajendra Pandey
The Changing Roles of Intellectuals in the Twentieth Century

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R Indira

R Indira is Professor of Sociology and Director of the International Centre at the University of Mysore. In her academic career of 38 years, she has also held positions such as the Chairperson of the Department of Sociology and Honorary Director of the Centre for Women’s Studies and Dean of the Faculty of Arts. Her distinctions include an Honorary Associate Adjunct Professorship from the University of Iowa (2009), USA; Canadian Faculty Research Fellowship (2007); ICSSR Senior Research Fellowship (2005–06); Shastri Applied Research Project (2003–05); CIDA–Shastri Partnership Project (1998–2001); and the Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship ... More About Author

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ISBN: 9788132116257