Daughters of the Tharu: Gender, Ethnicity, Religion, and the Education of Nepali Girls

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Overview

This book explores the complex structural institutions in society, individual attitudes towards, beliefs about and values of those institutions, and the process by which the relationship between the social structure and individual agency conditions and governs girls' educational participation in Nepal.
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Mary Ann Maslak is assistant professor of education at St. John's University (School of Education and Human Services Division of Administrative and Instructional Leadership).
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Table of Contents

Series Preface
Preface
Introduction 1
CH. 1 The Case of a Nepali Village: A Point of Entry to the Problem of Girls' Educational Participation 25
CH. 2 A Critical Analysis of International Educational Policy for Girls' Education in South Asia 68
CH. 3 Methodological Relationism and the Integrated Sociological Paradigm: Concepts That Contribute to Understanding Girls' Educational Participation in Nepal 89
CH. 4 Feminist Thought and Its Application to Girls' Education in Nepal 110
CH. 5 Ethnicity and Its Influence on the Educational Decision-Making Process 131
CH. 6 Religion and Religious Ritual: Their Implications for Girls' Education 148
Epilogue: Present Findings and Future Possibilities 165
Bibliography 177
Index 207
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