Reaching for the Sky: Empowering Girls Through Education

Reaching for the Sky: Empowering Girls Through Education

by Urvashi Sahni


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780815730385
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication date: 09/12/2017
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 699,936
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Urvashi Sahni is an educator, social entrepreneur, and feminist activist. Apart from being an Ashoka Fellow, she is a Nonresident Fellow at the Center for Universal Education at Brookings and an adviser to the government of Rajasthan.

Table of Contents





1 Letting Girls Learn

2 The Girls’ Own Stories

3 Educating Myself: Valuable Lessons for Self and Others

4 The Story of Prerna

5 Building a Universe of Care

6 Enabling Learning: Building a Web of Support

7 Developing a Feminist Consciousness: Dialogical Circles of Empowerment

8 Finding Self, Finding Home: Using Drama for Self-Work

9 Empowerment as a Social Act: From Self-Work to Social Work

10 Learning Outcomes and Beyond

11 Scaling Prerna

12 Reframing Girls’ Education

Epilogue: Educating Boys for Gender Justice


A Caste in India: A Brief Note

B Methodology

C Historical Backdrop of Girls’ Education



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