CRPES Race & Education Series – Dr. Shubhi Sachdeva

Sep 22, 2022 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM


School Readiness Practices in India: Getting Children Ready for Inequities of Personhood

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Dr. Shubhi Sachdeva will describe her research in India that looks at school readiness practices in two early childhood classrooms; one catering to children from higher income and high caste families and the other serving children from very low income and low-caste families. Dr. Sachdeva’s work puts Charles Mills' work on race in conversation with B.R. Ambedkar, who wrote extensively on caste in India. Dr. Sachdeva will describe how the racial-colonial nature of class and caste structures in India creates boundaries between personhood and subpersonhood for these families, which are established and maintained through the education system.