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Author Haydock, Karen, author

Title Learning and sustaining agricultural practices : the dialectics of cultivating cultivation in rural India / Karen Haydock, Abhijit Sambhaji Bansode, Gurinder Singh, Kalpana Sangale
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2021]


Description 1 online resource (xxxiii, 313 pages) : illustrations
Series International explorations in outdoor and environmental education, 2214-4218 ; volume 7
International explorations in outdoor and environmental education ; v. 7. 2214-4218
Contents Introduction: Who are we, and what are we doing? -- Chapter 1. The Superficial Appearances -- Chapter 2. Dialectical Conflicts. Chapter 3. Formal Education vs Learning Cultivation -- Chapter 4. The Historical Development of Education Related to Agriculture in India -- Chapter 5. The Historical Development of Paddy Cultivation -- Chapter 6. A Deeper Understanding of the Process of Doing Paddy Cultivation -- Chapter 7. What is actually happening in formal education? -- Chapter 8. Conclusions and Implications
Summary This book describes a participatory case study of a small family farm in Maharashtra, India. It is a dialectical study of cultivating cultivation: how paddy cultivation is learnt and taught, and why it is the way it is. The paddy cultivation that the family is doing at first appears to be "traditional." But by observation and working along with the family, the authors have found that they are engaging in a dynamic process in which they are questioning, investigating, and learning by doing. The authors compare this to the process of doing science, and to the sort of learning that occurs in formal education. The book presents evidence that paddy cultivation has always been varying and evolving through chance and necessity, experimentation, and economic contingencies. Through the example of one farm, the book provides a critique of current attempts to sustain agriculture, and an understanding of the ongoing agricultural crisis
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed April 19, 2021)
Subject Agriculture -- India -- Case studies
Estudi de casos.
Genre/Form Case studies
Case studies.
Études de cas.
Llibres electrònics.
Form Electronic book
Author Bansode, Abhijit Sambhaji, author
Singh, Gurinder, author
Sangale, Kalpana, author
ISBN 9783030640651