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Life at School: An Ethnographic Study

Meenakshi Thapan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195679649
eISBN:
9780199081837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679649.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This book reconstructs the subjective interpretation of school life as perceived by teachers and pupils at Rishi Valley School (in Andhra Pradesh, India) which is often considered the hallmark of ... More


Ideology and Education Krishnamurti's World-View and Educational Thought

Meenakshi Thapan

in Life at School: An Ethnographic Study

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195679649
eISBN:
9780199081837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679649.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Education

An ideology applies moral and value prescriptions to social institutions and processes, and its relationship with these is always one of interaction leading to possible change. One such social ... More


Multigrade Instruction at Rishi Valley and Neel Bagh: Philosophical and Historical Perspectives

Radhika Herzberger

in J. Krishnamurti and Educational Practice: Social and Moral Vision for Inclusive Education

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199487806
eISBN:
9780199097715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199487806.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Recent surveys of the education scenario in India’s countryside highlight the fact that within a single classroom student learning levels vary greatly. Multigrade classrooms, i.e. classrooms where ... More


Introduction

Meenakshi Thapan

in Life at School: An Ethnographic Study

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195679649
eISBN:
9780199081837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679649.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This book is an ethnographic study of the Rishi Valley School, a public school in Andhra Pradesh, which is run by the Krishnamurti Foundation (India). In India, public schools are considered private ... More


School Culture Rituals and Ceremonies

Meenakshi Thapan

in Life at School: An Ethnographic Study

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195679649
eISBN:
9780199081837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679649.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Education

School culture is based on values and norms which, in the Rishi Valley School, are derived from two kinds of practice that are constitutive of school life: organizational practice and discursive ... More


Concluding Comments

Meenakshi Thapan

in Life at School: An Ethnographic Study

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195679649
eISBN:
9780199081837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679649.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This book has explored the relationship between ideology, school and society through an analysis of the different aspects of school life in the Rishi Valley School in India. The educational processes ... More


American (Literary) Spiritual Teachers

Arthur Versluis

in American Gurus: From Transcendentalism to New Age Religion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199368136
eISBN:
9780190201951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368136.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Discusses Krishnamurti, H.D., Franklin Merrell-Wolff as early forms of and precedent for later American religious immediatism.


J. Krishnamurti and Educational Practice: Social and Moral Vision for Inclusive Education

Meenakshi Thapan (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199487806
eISBN:
9780199097715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199487806.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

First in the series on Education and Society in South Asia, this volume focuses on the educational thought of a world-renowned teacher, thinker, and writer—Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895–1986). This edited ... More


Insight through Awareness: A Crucial Value in Krishnamurti’s Approach to Education

Hillary Rodrigues

in J. Krishnamurti and Educational Practice: Social and Moral Vision for Inclusive Education

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199487806
eISBN:
9780199097715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199487806.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Education

For over fifty years, Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895–1986) spoke on a wide array of topics, but primarily directed his teachings at the problem of human suffering. He taught that all conflict is ... More


Values and the Culture of Schools

Radhika Herzberger

in J. Krishnamurti and Educational Practice: Social and Moral Vision for Inclusive Education

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199487806
eISBN:
9780199097715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199487806.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This expository essay describes various facets of translating J. Krishnamurti’s educational thought into an institutional setting at Rishi Valley School. Krishnamurti’s is a spiritual philosophy ... More


‘Right Relationship’ between Teachers and Students: Ethnographic Unravelling of Krishnamurti’s Ideas in Practice at Rishi Valley School

Madhulika Sonkar

in J. Krishnamurti and Educational Practice: Social and Moral Vision for Inclusive Education

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199487806
eISBN:
9780199097715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199487806.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter is an ethnographic examination of the teacher-student relationship at Rishi Valley School, Andhra Pradesh, India. Departing from Krishnamurti’s vision on right relationship, the study ... More


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