Education and social change in South Asia
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Published by Orient Longman in New Delhi .
Written in English

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About the Edition

Contributed articles.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Krishna Kumar and Joachim Oesterheld.
ContributionsKrishna Kumar, 1951-, Oesterheld, Joachim.
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 513 p. ;
Number of Pages513
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23139214M
ISBN 108125030611
ISBN 109788125030614
LC Control Number2006454929

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings Congresses: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Education and social change in South Asia. New Delhi: Orient Longman, Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia About the Series The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars in the West and the East, on all aspects of media, culture and social change in Asia. However, while much progress has been made over the past 10 years, indicators still point to serious education and human-resource shortfalls at all levels throughout the region, a reality that could dampen Asia’s lofty economic aspirations. This section highlights major education challenges and trends in developing Asia and the Pacific. The role of education as an agent or instrument of social change and social development is widely recognized today. Social change may take place – when humans need changeWhen the existing social system or network of social institutions fails to meet the existing human needs and when new materials suggest better ways of meeting human needs.

An estimated million children of primary school age ( million girls and million boys), and million children of lower-secondary school age ( million girls and million boys) in South Asia do not go to school. 1 Only 69% of children have access to early childhood education in our region. 2 And significantly, more girls than boys will never go to school in South Asia.   South Africa is experiencing significant social and demographic challenges, including internal migration, unemployment, and poor health and educational outcomes. The legacy of apartheid means that, in South Africa, the severity and scale of those challenges are frequently amplified. While certain factors, such as commodity prices and the rate of global . The prestigious University of the Punjab, also in Lahore, was the fourth university established by the colonials in South Asia, in the year Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College, founded in , was the first modern institution of higher education for Muslims in India.   This book examines innovation as social change in South Asia. From an anthropological micro-perspective, innovation is moulded by social systems of value and.

Education - Education - Aims and purposes of Muslim education: Islam placed a high value on education, and, as the faith spread among diverse peoples, education became an important channel through which to create a universal and cohesive social order. By the middle of the 9th century, knowledge was divided into three categories: the Islamic sciences, the philosophical . In South Africa, it has been praised, encouraged and respected. This is due to the fact that many South African parents come from a previously disadvantaged background and were never granted access to a decent education. Nelson Mandela famously said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” The Situation. South Asia has many rich, positive examples of success in advancing basic education. It is important that these are shared and built on if there is to be an overall improvement throughout the region. This series of papers aimed at promoting better education in South Asia grew out of collaboration between the UNICEF Regional Office for South.   This brief, interpretive history of American schooling focuses on the evolving relationship between education and social change. Like its predecessors, this new edition investigates the impact of social forces such as industrialization, urbanization, immigration and cultural conflict on the development of schools and other educational institutions.