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English Language Education in India: How Aspirations for Social Mobility Shape Pedagogy

While English is not the official language of India, it has become the language of the ruling elite. Fluency in English is extremely sought after and brings with it the potential for social mobility to the underprivileged sections of society. But is an English-medium education the solution? */ */

Ambedkar Bhavan Controversy

The contentious razing of the Ambedkar Bhavan and the Buddha Bhushan printing press started by Babasaheb Ambedkar in Mumbai has shown how wide the gap is between the Dalit "class" and "mass".

Freire and Experiments in Conscientisation in a Bangladesh Village

In the 1970s most NGOs in developing countries adopted Freire's model of conscientisation to help the poor take up group action against forces resisting their development. In the late 1980s, however, this approach was discarded in favour of a micro-finance based growth-oriented one. This paper discusses BRAC, an NGO that continued its work amongst the poor, adopting Freire's conscientisation model with some modifications.
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