Social Character of Learning

Social Character of Learning

by Krishan Kumar

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Social Character of Learning by Krishan Kumar

In the process of analysing the reconstructions of knowledge in curriculum and teaching against the background of social reality, this book addresses a crucial question: does education legitimize the established patterns of socio-economic relationships or is it supportive of change? Kumar critically evaluates content analysis and uses symbolic interactionism as a theoretical perspective to study pedagogical communication. The improved methodology is used in four studies: the first deals with language readers in two countries; the second a history lesson on ancient India; the third examines literacy primers prepared under an international programme; and the fourth deals with development communication through television.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803995895
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 05/28/1989
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Study of Educational Texts
Society in Stories
Learning to be Backward
Image of the Illiterate Learner
Third World in Televised Texts
Texts and Values

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