ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Knowledge and the Politics of Education

In the wake of our national education policy again preparing for a political right swing, it is important to examine the implications of the Ministry of Human Resource Development's emphasis on ancient knowledge for contemporary education. This article points out that knowledge plays a significant role in shaping the consciousness of individuals and societies. Its legitimising function has been used by status quoist political forces and its liberating potential by people's political struggles. The role of knowledge in contemporary education needs in-depth examination and debate to usher in a system that includes all those who are now marginalised.



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