- Subject index
This collection provides multiple perspectives regarding the possibility of creating sustainable education practices that are integrated into and relevant to the needs and practices on a global scale. It also focuses on the failure of traditional education to address the problems of globalization. The articles conceive sustainable development education as focusing on the holistic development of the body and mind, encompassing a wide range of issues. This idea is also central to the Gandhian tradition of life knowledge and Nai Talim (New Education). The uniqueness of this compilation is in the multiple perspectives it provides, establishing workable links between local communities, governments, and international organizations that would enable sustainable human development.
Chapter 10: Indian School Textbooks
Indian School Textbooks
Ideologies of History
History, as a subject, has always been of critical importance to political ideologues and ideologies of all hues. The historian, however, especially in the 20th century has emerged distanced and independent of the political project. Therefore, historical learning and theory, especially in the last century, have made significant progress in assimilating and developing data and knowledge distanced from the influence of direct politics.
These developments worldwide came with the spread of the notion of democracy and democratic function, approaches that recognized the motivations of the rulers and theocracies of the past who employed ‘official chroniclers or historians’. As knowledge and academics matured to independence, history as a discipline too benefited. In India, the academic breakthroughs afforded by historians like ...