Knowledge and Curriculum Landscapes in South Asia: An Introduction

Disha Nawani, Disha Nawani

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This chapter situates current curriculum frameworks in the diverse country contexts of South Asia in their colonial and historical roots, interrogating the exercise of power through which curricula in the region have been produced and the power of the curriculum in the constitution of identities and social relations. A particular focus is on the interplay between modernity and religion/tradition and the ongoing tensions and fissures this evoke. The chapter pays close attention to curriculum reforms as a means of producing rules of reason that simultaneously include and exclude.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Education Systems in South Asia
Subtitle of host publicationGlobal Education Systems
EditorsPadma Sarangapani, Rekha Pappu
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-13-3309-5
Publication statusPublished - May 2020

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