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

Contents:


Foreword


Preface


Acknowledgments


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


Appendixes


A Caste in India: A Brief Note


B Methodology


C Historical Backdrop of Girls’ Education


Notes


Index

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