Education and Modernity

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Overview

  • Author :Kocheril Chackappan Sabu
  • Year of Publication :2016
  • ISBN: :9788180698583
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XXVI, 278
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Education, Sociology

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About the Book :

Modernity has been conceived at the individual level as consisting of Democratic orientation, Scientific orientation, Secular orientation, Achievement orientation and Change Proneness as reflected in eight areas of life, viz. Education, Employment, Marriage and Family, Religious life, Political life,  Social life, Health and Hygiene, and Economic life. This wholistic conception synthesises two classes of theories namely: the Structure Function model and the Process model, as well as the Sociopsychological model. Herein modernity is a transitional state of a network of attitudes and behaviour which have been influenced by the given social structures and ongoing processes. This research proposed to study modernity as a Sociopsychological state of the individual, taking into account the effect of given social structures and ongoing processes. This book is based on a study covering 700 respondents with diverse  levels of education and even no formal education, selected using quota sampling. In this study, Education, defined in terms of levels of completed formal schooling, is the independent variable. Modernity defined in terms of attitudes, and behaviour and convergence between the two is the dependent variable. The intervening variables considered are Sex, Marital Status, Religion, Occupation, Income, Type of schooling, Place of residence, Migration status, and Exposure to Mass Media. The study resulted that there is significant relationship between Education and Total Modernity. It is expected that this book will be a useful resource in the process of decision making, especially for the Educationists, Sociologists, Planners and the Development Practioners.


About Author :


Kocheril Chackappan Sabu is a Ph.D. in Education from Bangalore University. He has done Master of Arts (M.A.) in Sociology from the University of Kerala as well as from Barkatullah University, apart from Master of Education (M.Ed.) from Bangalore University. Further, Sabu holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGD-HRM) from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). 
Sabu started his career as Lecturer in Education at Sri TVV College of Education, Madhugiri, Karnataka. He also worked as Lecturer in Education as Guest and on adhoc basis at NCERT-Regional Institute of Education, in Bhopal. Later on, he joined as Assistant Professor of Educational Administration in the College of Education at Eritrea Institute of Technology (EIT) in Eritrea, North East Africa. Sabu also served as the Principal of Noble International Indian School in Doha, Qatar. 
Apart from his work in Education, Sabu has also done considerable work in the area of Social Development. He worked with various Research and Social Development Projects of DANIDA, Bangalore, Action Aid, Bangalore, Om Consultants, Bangalore, Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), New Delhi, Aide et Action, Bhopal and DeNovo Consultants, Bhopal.
He served as the Sub Editor of Central Chronicle newspaper in Bhopal. Currently, he is working as Area Manager of Advertising and Marketing with Gulf Times newspaper in Doha, Qatar. 
Sabu has published several research-based articles on different themes in national and international publications. His novel ‘KENDRAN’ in Malayalam (2014), won the Kanam EJ Novel Award 2015.