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Sociology of Educational Inequality in India: A Critique and a New Research Agenda

Geetha B. Nambissan and S. Srinivasa Rao

in Sociology of Education in India: Changing Contours and Emerging Concerns

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198082866
eISBN:
9780199082254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082866.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter explores the sociological aspects of educational inequality in India. There is little coherent understanding of changing patterns of educational inequality, and few clear-cut pointers to ... More


The Global Institution of Special Education

in Comparing Special Education: Origins to Contemporary Paradoxes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760737
eISBN:
9780804779135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760737.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Education

In 1957, the first survey of special education conducted by the United Nations revealed its presence worldwide, yielding data on the total numbers of students in schools and classes by gender and ... More


Historical Models and Social Logics of Special Education Systems

in Comparing Special Education: Origins to Contemporary Paradoxes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760737
eISBN:
9780804779135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760737.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter probes the modal types and social logics of special education systems and presents a comparative-historical analysis in special education participation and placement. It analyzes the ... More


Special Education Participation and the Simultaneous Rise of Segregation and Inclusion

in Comparing Special Education: Origins to Contemporary Paradoxes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760737
eISBN:
9780804779135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760737.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter presents an overview of special education participation rates in Europe and the United States and addresses the simultaneous rise and coexistence of segregation and inclusive education. ... More


Civic Participation in the Future: Written with Thomas J. Catlaw

Aaron Kupchik

in The Real School Safety Problem: The Long-Term Consequences of Harsh School Punishment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520284197
eISBN:
9780520959842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284197.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter turns to longer-term consequences of school punishment, asking how school suspension socializes young people into future roles as citizens. After discussing the powerful socializing ... More


Seeking Attention

Jessica McCrory Calarco

in Negotiating Opportunities: How the Middle Class Secures Advantages in School

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190634438
eISBN:
9780190634476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190634438.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Education, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 5 examines social class differences in children’s efforts to seek attention from teachers. Regardless of social class, students wanted—even craved—attention. Middle-class and working-class ... More


Education Secretary Has No Time for Education

R.V. Vaidyanatha Ayyar

in History of Education Policymaking in India, 1947-2016

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199474943
eISBN:
9780199090891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474943.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter offers a vignette of the policy and administrative environment in which a State Education Department has to function. It describes the challenge of administering a mammoth regulatory ... More


Attempts to Create Demand

V. Santhakumar, Namita Gupta, and Rama Murthy Sripada

in Schooling for All: Can We Neglect the Demand?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199467051
eISBN:
9780199087167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467051.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter takes up a number of policy measures adopted in India to enhance demand for schooling. Though midday meal scheme has helped increasing enrolment, its attraction has waned recently in a ... More


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