Friday, July 04, 2008

Krishna Kumar on Democracy and childhood school curriculum

They refuse to recognise that democracy in a stratified and highly unequal society requires its citizens to possess a large heart and the capacity to apply individual judgment. These prerequisites develop best in common schools where children of the rich and the poor study together.

That is from Krishna Kumar's article in the Hindu.


gaddeswarup said...

Can you suggest some articles or books on the evolution of education at various levels in India. I read and liked some of David Labaree's about education in US but have not come across similar ones about India by google search. I am sure that there must be many. Thanks.

Anant said...

Dear Swarup,

To tell you the truth, I know nothing about the subject. Anita had worked for an organization known as The Teacher Foundation. Perhaps you can contact them or visit their web-site and they are sure to give you the information you are looking for.

Best regards, Anant