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Nationalist Educational Thought-Continuity and Change

Continuity and Change Sureshchandra Shukla The class and ideological elements in nationalist educational thought and their impact on post-independence educational policies have so far not been adequately noticed. Nor the divergent educational perspectives within or the impact of oppositional movements or the pedagogical positions involved. This paper seeks to initiate such an enquiry. The myopias of post-independence educational leadership are noted and a less eulogistic view of nationalist educational positions is advanced.

Education Policy What Next

Education Policy: What Next?
Sureshchandra Shukla WHATEVER has happened in the past few months merely confirms our early critiques, viz, that the new education policy has nothing in it for the people1 or that it will serve to recruit a new stratum of abler children from rural and otherwise relatively underprivileged groups to, and fashion them through the residential Navodaya schools into the image of, the metropolitan elite geared to a secondary servicing role vis-a-vis world capital2

Truisms Aplenty

loping it However, a note on the techniques' limitations, as experienced by its practitioners in the present investigation, could also have been given. Due to a change in the definition of workers in the census reports, the study could not make inter-temporal comparisons of participation ratios. Also, the. increase in agricultural labour could not be quantified, A follow-up in due course, based on the 1981 census; can avoid these limitations. That may also be of interest for other reasons, A decade is too short to observe evolutionary changes, such as those resulting from lags in the interactions of changes in structure, activity and performance, It is fair to say that the authors are seized of this. Also, added interest comes from the provisional figures of the census of 1981 which show an intriguing drop in the state's growth rate from 22.30 per cent in the sixties to 17.23 per cent in the seventies.

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