The commonsense understanding of `education` rests on the assumption that it has a straightforward positive value. In practice education is profoundly ambiguous in its effects. By focusing on `educational regimes`—and thereby locating values in a broad political terrain encompassing global, national and local contexts—this collection of original essays addresses numerous crucial issues. These include: whether educational regimes relate to other facets of contemporary India society; the extent to which they facilitate the values and ideals enshrined in the Constitution and in policy goals; and the implications of the differential impact of educational regimes on different social groups in India.
I. CHANGING CONTEXTS OF EDUCATION AND THE STATE
Roger Jeffery, Patricia Jeffery and Craig Jeffrey
II. TEACHING AND LEARNING REGIMES
Mareike Jule Winkelmann
III. DIFFERENT TRANSITIONS, DIFFERENT ADULTHOODS
Craig Jeffrey, Roger Jeffery and Patricia Jeffery