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Status of Social Sciences in Senior Secondary Schools: A Case Study from Agra.

-Sumit Chaturvedi

Abstract: It is widely recognised that social sciences are facing a serious crisis in current education scenario in the country. However the senior secondary level of education, which is a very important forum to assess education practices, has been widely unaddressed in this regard. The importance of social sciences cannot be estimated by a mere comparison of their popularity and demand with that of other subjects. The contributions of social sciences go beyond professional prospects, to affecting significantly the social and political discourse of a society. This article therefore tries to understand the status of these subjects at the senior secondary level, through an empirical case study of Agra district, to understand the impact and viability of these subjects in a socio-political context.