Friday, November 24 2017
15:30 - 17:00

Alladi Ramakrishnan Hall

Scientists and school education: A discussion

Krishna Kumar

Visiting Fellow, MIDS, Chennai; Formerly Professor, Delhi University and Director, NCERT.

Can disciplinary researchers contribute meaningfully to school education? Should they?
The discussion with Professor Krishna Kumar, an eminent educationist and scholar, will centre on these questions.

Currently an Honorary Professor at Panjab University, Chandigarh, Professor Krishna Kumar taught for many years at the Central Institute of Education, University of Delhi and served as Director of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).

In 2011 Professor Kumar received an honorary D. Litt. from the Institute of Education, University of London, and was also awarded the Padmashri. A former visiting fellow at the Centre for Modern Oriental Studies, Berlin, and at the Centre for the Advanced Study of India, Philadelphia, he also delivered the Gladwyn Lecture (2007) in the House of Lords of the
British parliament.

A bilingual author, columnist and children's writer, his books include Politics of Education in Colonial India, What is Worth Teaching, The Child's Language and the Teacher, Prejudice and Pride,
Battle for Peace, A Pedagogue's Romance and Education and Conflict and Peace. His edited volume, The Routledge Handbook of Education in India, has just been released.

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