When it comes to the pandemic’s impact on academic achievement, no children are immune. But just as COVID-19 itself has hit underserved demographics the hardest, minority students in poorly equipped schools experienced the steepest slides in the national test-score decline. According to a new federal study, math and reading scores fell across the board for… continue reading
WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield Public Schools is one of three New Jersey schools that have officially banned certain books from their school libraries. PEN America, a New York-based literary and free expression nonprofit advocacy group, released its 2022 report of banned books on Monday, Sept. 19. The organization highlights how challenges to books have become… continue reading
ABSTRACT This Introduction sets up a binary framing between the ‘marginal child’ and the ‘subaltern student’ to help contextualize this Special Issue’s efforts to frame educational exclusions in India within a longer history of modernity, childhood and the democratization of schooling. Broadly speaking, the ‘marginal child’ refers to discourses that focus on the ‘victimhood’ of… continue reading
Abstract This work utilises archival methods to examine the processes of identification authorized by the colonial state to establish the certification routine for children employed in the textile mills of Bombay in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Specifically, this project will investigate how colonial administrative and bureaucratic policies, along with the legal regulation… continue reading
Abstract: Schoolchildren’s embodied subjectivity has often been understood as a bio-political tool to ‘clean up’ and modernize poor and marginalized communities. In many post-colonial contexts, school uniforms frequently appear as visual symbols of a child’s clean, schooled body and democratic access to education. Through ethnographic research with 10–14-year-old schoolchildren in urbanizing areas in northern Tamil… continue reading
Gaylene Gordon is quoted in an Inquirer article about the wonderful project she mentored. Read the article here.