National Seminar on Ideas, Peoples and Inclusive Education in India Today

The call for inclusive education in the light of historical marginalisation of peoples in India, is an issue that concerns educators, policy makers and activist. Many attempts have been made to make education more inclusive, and very innovative ways have been developed and operationalized by Universities, non-government and community led organisations at the systemic levels and by educators at the curriculum and pedagogical levels to work towards realising the same. Exclusion in India is a complex phenomena cutting across caste, gender, ethnicity, age, tribe, language, region, religion, etc, while at the same time having to intersect with the realities produced by intricate structures of global capital, religious affiliations, state responsibility and community participation.

Debates on education in India are currently taking place around issues concerning State Policy, Laws, Acts and Government initiatives plus the role played by International institutions and mechanisms of global political economy. While arguments and counter arguments are being positioned on issues of right to free, fair and inclusive education and equal accessibility to Primary, Secondary and Higher education to all, on the ground, however, educators are confronted with the issues of social discrimination and exclusion, extreme cases of stress, irrelevant curriculum and incongrous pedagogies.

In the light of this context,  National Coalition for Education, in collaboration with the Centre for Social Justice & Governance,TISS  organised a one-day national seminar on the theme of Ideas, Peoples and Inclusive Education in India Today. The seminar  examined the different modes through which exclusion in the Educational System has been addressed and new innovative ways to strengthen inclusive education in both policy and practice in India.

The key themes for discussions were-

1. Identities, Exclusion and Innovative Attempts at Inclusive Education
2. Pedagogy, Innovations and Education
3.The Politics of Education: Primary Education to Higher Education

Venue : Old Conference Hall, Tata Institute of Social Science, Deonar, Mumbai

Opening Remarks: bodhi s.r (Faculty, CSJG, SSW, TISS)

Welcoming Remarks: Prof.Manish Jha (Dean, School of Social Work, TISS)

Key Note Address: Anoop Kumar Director, Nalanda Academy, Wardha

Presenters :

Name Topic of Paper
Stahbir Khora Sociology of Education: Towards Inclusive Theorising
Mithun Kherde Social Exclusion and Education: With a Special Reference to Tribal Children of Brick Kiln Workers in Thane District of Maharashtra
Bipin Jojo Scheduled Tribe Children and their Educational Accessibility: Evidences from Maharashtra School Education
Minal Sangole Inequalities in Higher Education: Narrations of Dalit students in Mumbai
Alex Akhup Historicising Tribal Education in India: Politics, Policy and Process
Biswaranjan Tripura Politics of Knowledge and Curriculum in Tripura Tribal Area Autonomous District Council
Sambhu Sankar Deep Seasonal Migration and Exclusion: Educational Experiences of Children in Brick Kilns
Kavita Anand & Anushri Alva Building Accountability Systems Around Inclusive Schooling through Shaala Siddhi
Chichili Hari Prasad Go back to Vedas: A Step Toward Practical Pedagogy Towards Bringing Change in Teaching System of India
Arvind Kumar Structural Shift in Education of India’s Elites
Vasudha Sawaikar Engaging with ‘Caste’ in Higher Education: Reflections on Critical Pedagogy in India
Milind Bansode Threatening Realities of Teaching Profession: A Case Study of Maharashtra
Upendra Sonpimple and Amritha Mohankumar Dalit Students in Public Library – Public Space, Inclusive Education and Development
Rohit Ranjan Present Situation of Primary Education for Special Children – Muzaffarpur Bihar
Harshwardhan Shende An Overview of Higher Education- Policy, Practice and Movements from a Subaltern Perspective
Shreya Urvashi Student Political Movement in India
Lakhindar Soren Buddhism and Ambedkar: An Experiential Encounter of an Adivasi
Vikas Tatad Performance and Outcomes of Post – Matric Scholarships scheme for SC, ST in Maharashtra
Md Musharuddin Sk Educational Mobility of Muslims of West Bengal: A study of Village Murshidabad District
Pradnyasurya Shende The Unfinished Agenda of Universalization of Elementary Education in India and Experience from Implementation of the RTE Act in Private Schools
Pradnya Bansod Primary and Secoundary Education: Rethinking Policy and Practice