Journal article

Old elite schools, history and the construction of a new imaginary

F Rizvi

Globalisation, Societies and Education | Published : 2014

Abstract

Elite schools established in the nineteenth century in the image of British public schools now face intense competition from newly established elite schools. Located within the broader research project that this special issue discusses, this paper examines some of the ways in which an old elite school in India has sought to utilise is history to strategically re-position itself within the emerging global market of elite schools. The paper notes that the historical narrative the school has constructed of its traditions over the decades has not been static, but has changed over the years, in line with their understanding of the shifting historical forces and prevailing political conditions. In..

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