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Empire, civil society, and the beginnings of colonial education in India

By: Tschurenev, Jana.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2019Description: xiv, 374 p. Includes bibliographical references and index.ISBN: 9781108498333.Subject(s): India | South Asia | Education | Education and StateDDC classification: 370.954 Summary: This book tells a story of radical educational change. In the early nineteenth century, an imperial civil society movement promoted modern elementary 'schools for all'. This movement included British, American and German missionaries, and Indian intellectuals and social reformers. They organised themselves in non-governmental organisations, which aimed to change Indian education. Firstly, they introduced a new culture of schooling, centered on memorization, examination, and technocratic management. Secondly, they laid the ground for the building of the colonial system of education, which substituted indigenous education. Thirdly, they broadened the social accessibility of schooling. However, for the nineteenth century reformers, education for all did not mean equal education for all: elementary schooling became a means to teach different subalterns 'their place' in colonial society. Finally, the educational movement also furthered the building of a secular 'national education' in England. https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/empire-civil-society-and-the-beginnings-of-colonial-education-in-india/C9DFA3A06D8774B51D7496D190650EFC#fndtn-information
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Table of Contents:

1.A Colonial Experiment in Education, Madras, 1789-1796
2.Education of the Poor, 1805-1813
3.Missionaries, Empire, and the Cause of Universal Education, 1792-1824
4.Race, Class, and Gender: The Social Agenda of Education, 1809-1830
5.Rules and Numbers: Transforming Rural Education, 1814-1830
6.Intellectual Conquest: Education Societies, `Useful Knowledge', and the Bengal Renaissance, 1817-1854
7.Civil Society, Government, and Educational Institution-Building, Bombay Presidency, 1819-1882
8.Teaching the Marginalized: Universal Education and the Politics of Inequality, 1789-1937.

Bibliography
Index

This book tells a story of radical educational change. In the early nineteenth century, an imperial civil society movement promoted modern elementary 'schools for all'. This movement included British, American and German missionaries, and Indian intellectuals and social reformers. They organised themselves in non-governmental organisations, which aimed to change Indian education. Firstly, they introduced a new culture of schooling, centered on memorization, examination, and technocratic management. Secondly, they laid the ground for the building of the colonial system of education, which substituted indigenous education. Thirdly, they broadened the social accessibility of schooling. However, for the nineteenth century reformers, education for all did not mean equal education for all: elementary schooling became a means to teach different subalterns 'their place' in colonial society. Finally, the educational movement also furthered the building of a secular 'national education' in England.

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