Developing curriculum on “minority rights in a democratic society”

Khimani, Varun (2019) Developing curriculum on “minority rights in a democratic society”. Students’ Journal of Education and Development (5). pp. 25-41.

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This study primarily focuses on two broad objectives: first, to develop an understanding on the issues and challenges faced by minority groups in a democratic society and the different approaches to address these; and, second, to develop a curriculum module for middle-school students with the aim of creating sensitivity among students towards the concerns of minority groups. The literature on various democratic theories and minority rights were reviewed for this study. The teaching module comprised concepts such as democracy, minority rights, plural notions of good life, multiculturalism, deliberation, positive discrimination and self-government. A baseline survey and an endline survey were conducted at the beginning and end of this module to check its effectiveness. This was towards analysing any shift in the approach of students’ responses towards the given situations and to see if the module had been able to make them consider the concerns of minority groups. A combination of quantitative and qualitative analysis of their responses suggests that some of the students had a positive change in their approaches and had begun to think from the positions of minority groups.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Khimani, Varun
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Curriculum, Developing curriculum, Education system, Education policy, Minority rights, Teaching module, Schools, Teaching and learning, Liberal equality in school,
Subjects: Social sciences > Education > Curricula
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Students’ Journal of Education and Development
Full Text Status: Public
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