Education and social change in South Asia

Author: Joachim Oesterheld

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 513

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Today education is a key factor for further development of most of the countries in South Asia, which after decades of independence are still lacking in literacy. The book focuses on the relationship between the state and society of South Asian countries, especially in the field of primary education. After dealing with developments under colonial rule, the major part of the contributions is devoted to the educational policy in South Asian countries post-independence. The papers reveal the relevance and crucial role of culture, religion, and ethnicity for imparting basic education on a nation-wide scale. Taking into consideration the complexity of societies of South Asian countries, the book looks at the social and political implications arising out of the educational policy of the state for the process of nation building. The book is a specific contribution from a South Asian context to the ongoing debate about the relevance of language, culture, and religion in the educational policy of a majority population and its impact on minority communities.

Education, Globalization, and Social Change

Author: Hugh Lauder

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 1182

View: 890

Education is seen as central to economic competitiveness, the reduction of poverty and inequality, and environmental sustainability. The editors have selected key writings that examine the social and economic limits- and possibilities of-education in addressing these fundamental problems. This new reader establishes the field of sociology of education with a particular focus on papers that analyse the nature and extent of globalization in education. A general introduction presents the keyconcepts in the sociology of education, and outlines the major theories and debates, especially in relation to globalization. Each section is accompanied by a part opener explaining and contextualizing the readings within a larger educational and sociological context.

Education and Society

Author: A.K.C. Ottaway

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 647

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Sociologists in Action

Sociology, Social Change, and Social Justice

Author: Kathleen Odell Korgen

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 305

View: 164

Brings the subject matter of sociology to life for students. Linking theory and practice, this textbook explores how sociological knowledge is used in the community to fight for social change and justice.

Linking Activism

Ecology, Social Justice, and Education for Social Change

Author: Morgan Gardner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 304

This book, a unique examination of the activist striving to work for more holistic social change, creates a conceptual framework to give visibility to the complexity of activist practice that spans environmental and social justice concerns.