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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


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


School Organization the ‘transcendental’ and the ‘local’ orders

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/9780195679649.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter describes the organization of the Rishi Valley School as being characterized by a fundamental dichotomy in school processes between the ‘transcendental’ and the ‘local’ orders. While the ... More


Teacher–Pupil Interaction Freedom and Constraint

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/9780195679649.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Education

The interaction between teachers and pupils has a definable form, and some of its constituent relations stay relatively stable over time. Thus, it is possible to predict certain modes of behaviour ... 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


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


Pupil Culture An Ensemble of Relations

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/9780195679649.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Education

The social background, attitudes, and general experiences of pupils contribute towards establishing the pupil culture in the school. In addition to interaction with people, pupil culture is the ... 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


Teacher Interaction: Formal and Informal

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/9780195679649.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Interaction between teachers occurs in both formal and informal settings. This chapter discusses teacher-teacher interaction in the Rishi Valley School, focusing on teachers not only as teachers but ... More


Teacher Culture Professional and Ideologue Teachers

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/9780195679649.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Teachers and pupils make significant contributions to the social reality of the Rishi Valley School and have views and identities of their own in relation to their environment. In Rishi Valley, the ... More


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