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Sociology of Education in India

Geetha B. Nambissan and S. Srinivasa Rao

in Sociology of Education in India

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780198082866
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199082254 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082866.003.0002
Sociology of Education in India

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This essay presents an account of the author's own personal and institutional experiences related to sociology of education (SoE)) in India. It explains that the author has been a sociologist of education for 45 years since 1964. It suggests that the establishment of the sociology of education (SoE) as an academic field in India started in 1964, with the appointment of the Education Commission which had the mandate to advise the government on how education could be used as an instrument of national development. This chapter highlights the accomplishments of Commission Member Secretary Shri J.P. Naik and the importance of the December 1964 seminar organised by the Commission in the history of SoE in India.

Keywords: sociology of education; India; sociologist of education; academic field; Education Commission; J.P. Naik; Education seminars

Chapter.  7543 words. 

Subjects: Sociology

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