Education in South Asia and the Indian Ocean Islands

Education in South Asia and the Indian Ocean Islands

Education in South Asia and the Indian Ocean Islands

Education in South Asia and the Indian Ocean Islands


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Education in South Asia and the Indian Ocean Islands is a critical reference guide to development of education in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Comoros Islands, Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles and Zanzibar. The chapters provide an overview of the education system in each country, focusing particularly on contemporary education policies and some of the problems countries in this region face during the processes of development. Key themes include the practice of implementation of educational policy and the impact of global and local educational decisions on societies. Due to the demographic scale and the cultural diversity of India, the volume contains a particularly extensive coverage of the distinctive educational issues in this country.

Including a comparative introduction to the issues facing education in the region as a whole, this book is an essential reference for researchers, scholars, international agencies and policy-makers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781474244312
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication date: 12/14/2017
Series: Education Around the World
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 392
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Hema Letchamanan is Researcher in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge, UK. Previously she was Education Consultant in Sadhana Visionary Academy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Debotri Dhar is Lecturer and Visiting Scholar, University of Michigan, USA.
Hema Letchamanan is a PhD Candidate in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambrigde, UK.
Colin Brock was Honorary Professor of Education at the University of Durham, UK, and Visiting Professor of Geography at the University of Loughborough, UK. He was also UNESCO Chair of Education as a Humanitarian Response at the University of Oxford, UK.

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Series Editor's Preface
Introduction: Regional Overview, Hema Letchamanan (University of Cambridge, UK)
1. Bangladesh: Generation, Education and Nation, Nasir Uddin (University of Chittagong, Bangladesh)
2. Bangladesh: The Institutionalisation of Women and Gender Studies in Higher Education, Nafisa Tanjeem (Rutgers University–New Brunswick, USA) and Aditi Sabur (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh)
3. Bangladesh: The Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Education, Md Mahfuz Azhar (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh)
4. Bhutan: Politics, Culture and Modernisation of Education, David Johnson (University of Oxford, UK)
5. India: Trajectory and Transitions of Education, Ch.Radha Gayathri (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India)
6. India: Madrasas as an Enduring Space for Muslim Girls' Education, Rekha Pande (University of Hyderabad, India)
7. India: Education for Children in Kashmir , Anub Mannaan (University of Cambridge, UK) and Tanveer Ahmad Dar (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India)
8. India: Young Children with Disabilities and Early Childhood Care and Education, Aanchal Jain (Independent Education Consultant)
9. Nepal: Between the 'Local' and the 'Global' of the National Education, Uma Pradhan (Aarhus University, Copenhagen)
10. Nepal: A History of Higher Education from Urban Elitism to Global Aspirations, Andrea Kölbel (Freie University Berlin, Germany)
11. Sri Lanka: An Overview, Sujata N. Gamage (LIRNEasia, Sri Lanka)
12. Sri Lanka: Revitalising Higher Education to Develop 21st-Century Graduates, Gominda Ponnamperuma (University of Colombo, Sri Lanka) and Vishaka Nanayakkara (University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka)
13. Sri Lanka: Contemporary Issues, Raja Gunawardhane (University of Colombo, Sri Lanka)
14. Comoro Islands: An Overview, Charif Abdallah Ben Mohadji (Université des Comores, Comoro Islands)
15. The Maldives: An Overview, Ibrahim Lirar (Manta Trust, Maldives)
16. Mauritius: Unlocking Educational Sustainability's Hidden Value, Kumar Dookhitram (University of Technology, Mauritius), Chandradeo Bokhoree (University of Technology, Mauritius) and Hermant B. Chittoo (University of Technology, Mauritius)
17. Mauritius: Theory and Practice of Education for Sustainability, Anneloes Smitsman (EARTHwise Centre, Mauritius) and Gilberte Chung Kim Chung (Bureau of Catholic Education, Rose-Hill, Mauritius)
18. Seychelles: Education Reforms, Marie-Therese Purvis (Independent Education Consultant)
19. Zanzibar: A Small Island in a Global Arena, Cathryn S. MacCallum (Sazani Associates, UK)
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