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From Pre-Colonial to Post-Colonial-Educational Transitions in Southern Asia

Educational Transitions in Southern Asia Sureshachandra Shukla This paper is an exercise in comparative education that seeks to take into account not only the differing styles of colonialism in Asia but also the varying styles of indigenous culture, institutions of learning and schooling, and social structure, in their interaction with the domination of the coloniser. These factors together are seen to lead to the varying trajectories of post-colonial educational and socio-economic development in the region.


April 5, 1986 The other issues on which educational policy is going to stay silent are those of child labour and infant mortality. Both these issues are directly relevant to education; indeed, no headway is possible in the accepted aim of universalising primary education if child labour and high infant mortality persist. Both affect not only the material conditions of childhood, but also the adult society's attitude towards children. Indications are that the government does not plan to abolish child labour or to commit itself to an immediate programme of child survival. On child labour, Indian liberal view is quite different from the view that English liberals took in the early decades of this century Instead of pleading for the child's right to play and education, many Indian liberal critics are asking the government to recognise and regularise the child's right to work. This idcological posture makes it convenient for the government to present non- formal education as the magic that will fulfil the Constitution's promise of universal elementary education.

Towards a Policy for Education

Sureshachandra Shukla The Education Commission has presented an overall and aggregative analysis of problems of educational policy. However, for action in particular areas and especially in the different States it may be more useful to have a number of disaggregated analyses.

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