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Title : Education, Inequalities & Freedom

Author : Shahid Siddiqui

Release Date: October 2012

ISBN : 978-969-9645-27-3

Length :207 Pages


Education, Inequalities, and Freedom, by Shahid Siddiqui is an extension of critical educational discourse in Pakistan.  It underscores the role of education as a powerful socio-political phenomenon that is linked with power, politics, hegemony, resistance, and freedom. The book suggests that how education, which is believed to be a tool of emancipation, is in fact involved in further widening the socioeconomic gaps in the society.   The book calls for a major shift in the concept of knowledge, pedagogical practices, and assessment norms prevalent in our schools. To tackle the enormous challenge of social change, schools need to reposition themselves by making use of other social institutions and linking their pedagogies to non-formal and informal sources of knowledge.  The book is divided into nine thematic parts which include Education and Politics; Inequalities and Stratifications; Education and Development; Teachers, Control, and Freedom; Language and Power; Politics of Educational Reforms; Education and Hegemony; Myths and Slogans; and Exploring Alternatives.

Sales price: $25.00