Indigenous education : alternatives to culturally hegemonic education

Chauhan, Rhea Suresh (2019) Indigenous education : alternatives to culturally hegemonic education. Students’ Journal of Education and Development (5). pp. 45-55.

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Abstract

Education is an underestimated vehicle for development and this is only being realised now. Countries strive to attain goals of skilled resourceful labour, which, in turn, would actively contribute to the economy and development. But in a bid to achieve the aims set, the programmes and the laws override the actual needs, the language and cultural rights of minorities, especially indigenous people. In a manner, the purpose that education served during colonial rule is replicated in the context of the nation today, wherein the government/elite/dominant/majority assume the role of the coloniser through the process of “institutionalised colonisation”. This is a form of modern-day cultural hegemony, which could be detrimental to growth and development.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Indigenous education, Teaching and learning, Culture and language, Society and education, Curriculum
Subjects: Social sciences > Education > Curricula
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University publications > Students’ Journal of Education and Development
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2020 05:45
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2020 05:45
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/2264
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