Teaching history in unjust times

Madan, Amman (2021) Teaching history in unjust times. Economic and Political Weekly, 56 (`8). pp. 25-27. ISSN 2349-8846

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Universities and the academic world have always been part of a game of status mobility. We may not articulate it in that way to ourselves, but the reason why people study something is at least partially to increase their status, be it in their own eyes or in the more broadly accepted prestige system of their immediate community. There may or may not be something of deeper meaning in higher education, but there is always a cultural framework that gives higher and lower ranks to different codes embedded in it. The frameworks may vary; some may consider learning the language and cognitive styles of elite Euro–American scholars the way to rise to giddy heights, while some may consider debunking those styles to be the path to higher self- esteem.

Item Type: Article
Authors: Madan, Amman
Uncontrolled Keywords: Book review, Education, Curriculum framework, Learning and teaching history, History
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Education
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/2695
Publisher URL: https://www.epw.in/journal/2021/18/book-reviews/te...

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