Today education is a key factor for further development of most of the countries in South Asia, which after decades of independence are still lacking in literacy. The book focuses on the relationship between the state and society of South Asian countries, especially in the field of primary education. After dealing with developments under colonial rule, the major part of the contributions is devoted to the educational policy in South Asian countries post-independence. The papers reveal the relevance and crucial role of culture, religion, and ethnicity for imparting basic education on a nation-wide scale. Taking into consideration the complexity of societies of South Asian countries, the book looks at the social and political implications arising out of the educational policy of the state for the process of nation building. The book is a specific contribution from a South Asian context to the ongoing debate about the relevance of language, culture, and religion in the educational policy of a majority population and its impact on minority communities.
Education is seen as central to economic competitiveness, the reduction of poverty and inequality, and environmental sustainability. The editors have selected key writings that examine the social and economic limits- and possibilities of-education in addressing these fundamental problems. This new reader establishes the field of sociology of education with a particular focus on papers that analyse the nature and extent of globalization in education. A general introduction presents the keyconcepts in the sociology of education, and outlines the major theories and debates, especially in relation to globalization. Each section is accompanied by a part opener explaining and contextualizing the readings within a larger educational and sociological context.
This Book Covers Syllabi In The Papers Social Dynamics; Social Change And Social Control, Prescribed By Indian Universities. Part I On Social Change Includes The Discussion Of Social Change, Social Selection, Theories Of Social Change, Social Development, Social Evolution, Social Revolution And Factors And Sources Of Social Change Including Population; Fashion, Style, Fad And Craze; Education; Culture And Civilization; Social Progress, Social Interaction And Social Processes. Part Ii On Social Control Includes Discussion On Social Organization, Status And Role; Individual, Society And Socialization; Suggestion, Imitation And Sympathy, Meaning, Types And Agencies Of Social Control And Factors And Sources Of Social Control Including Social Groups, Family Group, Political Institutions, Economic Institutions, Religious Institutions, Propaganda, Public Opinion And Social Codes.
Professor of Sociology Senior Research Fellow Anthony Heath
Author: Professor of Sociology Senior Research Fellow Anthony Heath
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Political Science
These essays not only describe the major changes in British society in recent years, but seek to understand and explain what is happening. While there have been rapid changes in overall levels, there have been slower changes in relativities, and this distinction is fundamental to a proper understanding of contemporary society. The book considers the wide variety of mechanisms that underlie these changes, in particular processes of social interaction. The complex and often ill-understood nature of these mechanisms may be a major reason why so much social reform has proved ineffective. The verdict on social reforms in education, gender inequalities and ethnic inequalities is rather negative; sociologists have been concerned about the unintended consequences of social action.
This book, first published in 1985, argues that changes in the education system are closely bound up with wider social and political changes. It considers items within education such as developments in teacher assessment policy and changes in the control of education policy; and external items such as new directions in the management of the economy, of class relations and of the political system. Throughout, the book reflects a mood of growing frustration and anxiety shared by many teachers and educationalists which, the book argues, stems from a feeling that the education system is not being run as it should be. This title will be of interest to students of education and sociology.