NIAS Thesis Proposal Presentation: "Dreams and Discontents: Understanding career and life-path of high school students in Mandla, Madhya Pradesh" by Mr. Subroto Dey, Conference Hall 2, NIAS, 1130hrs
National Institute of Advanced Studies
Indian Institute of Science Campus
Thesis Proposal Presentation
Dreams and Discontents:
Understanding career and life-path of high school students in Mandla, Madhya Pradesh
Mr. Subroto Dey
Friday, 8 September 2017, Conference Hall 2, NIAS, 11:30 am
Abstract: With its overall expansion over the last seven decades, formal education has become a part of the experience of ‘growing up’ for many. In recent years, education has also received attention by highly diverse domains highlighting its role in bringing change, enabling individuals and communities, and opening up opportunities. Paying attention to the structural factors as well as desires and aspirations, a number of scholars have pointed out the contestations that are central to education. The contestations pertaining to school-society relationship, however, remains understudied in India.
In this context, the present proposal looks at adolescent/young-adult students accessing formal education in Tribal Welfare secondary schools in Mandla, Madhya Pradesh. As students who are close to completing their high school, questions and decisions about college, work, livelihood and career can lead to larger questions of identity, citizenship and the role of education in lives of the marginalised communities. The proposed study aims to explore these connections by working with students, teachers and engaging with school practices.
All are invited to attend