Early Childhood Education, Postcolonial Theory, and Teaching Practices in India: Balancing Vygotsky and the Veda (2nd Revised edition)

Early Childhood Education, Postcolonial Theory, and Teaching Practices in India: Balancing Vygotsky and the Veda (2nd Revised edition)

By: Amita Gupta (author)Paperback

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This book presents previously unexamined connections between teaching practices and specific philosophical ideas, locating the prior beliefs and practical knowledge of early childhood practitioners in urban India within the broader social and historical religio-philosophical context.

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Amita Gupta is a Fulbright Research Scholar, Associate Professor at the City College of New York, and Doctoral Faculty for the Urban Education Program at the CUNY Graduate Center.

Contents

Preface Conceptualizing and Setting the Stage The Socio-cultural Context of Education in India: Core Concepts of Philosophy Underlying the Worldview of Indians Educational Systems in India: Past and Present Aims of Education Contextualized within Urban Indian Society The Image, Roles and Responsibilities of the Early Childhood Teacher in India The Image of the Child: What Is Developmentally and Socially Appropriate for Children Growing up in Indian Society? Learning to Teach: A Socio-cultural-historical Constructivist Theory of Teaching Contextualizing and Demystifying the Challenges of Large Class Size in India A Socio-culturally Constructed Early Childhood Postcolonial Curriculum: The Interfacing of Three Culturally Different Educational Discourses Aligning Teacher Education and Early Childhood Practice in India: Balancing Vygotsky and the Veda Reflecting on the Process of Early Childhood Postcolonial Research

Product Details

  • publication date: 05/09/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781137009258
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9781137009258
  • weight: 432
  • ISBN10: 113700925X
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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