Education of an individual is a social process, since it gives to the individual “a tool to set norms and values according to the social demands.” Questions of universalization , quality etc. are reflections of the desired norms set by the society.
This booklet takes a look at the aims of education and its implementation since the colonial times. It shows that while post-independence polity documents have looked at education as a process of human liberation, they failed to achieve their goals because of the lack of political will. What is alarming is that with the advent of neoliberalism, the above goals are systematically abandoned by moving towards commercialization and infiltration of saffronization.
This booklet is a part of a series, brought out by the AIPSN, on the occasion of its Sabka Desh Hamara Desh programme.
The programme is an attempt by the People’s Science Movement to connect with wide cross section of people in defence of India’s plurality of though and aims at social action for national progress and betterment of people’s lives.
Title Education In India moving towards commercialization and saffronization
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All India People's Science Network