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ERIC Number: EJ1024059
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0161-7761
Movement Actors in the Education Bureaucracy: The Figured World of Activity Based Learning in Tamil Nadu
Niesz, Tricia; Krishnamurthy, Ramchandar
Anthropology & Education Quarterly, v45 n2 p148-166 Jun 2014
Tamil Nadu has gained international recognition for reforming its government school classrooms into active, child-centered learning environments. Our exploration of the history of the Activity Based Learning movement suggests that this reform was achieved by social movement actors serving in and through the state's administration. Participants in people's movements and progressive education initiatives partnered with state officers to form an influential network, a "figured world" of counterhegemonic education knowledge, that ultimately transformed classrooms in over 37,000 schools.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India
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