Education And Empowerment In India

Author: Avinash Kumar Singh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317336860
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This book explores the critical linkages between education and empowerment of women, marginalized groups and other disadvantaged sections of society. It: Provides an overview of educational policies and practices from India’s independence to the present day, and tracks relevant changes and amendments. Examines a range of issues connected with education such as the Right to Education Act; empowerment and community mobilization; higher education challenges and other emerging topics. Brings together both theoretical postulates and empirical findings.

Empowered Educators In Singapore

Author: A. Lin Goodwin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111936972X
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BEST PRACTICES FROM SINGAPORE'S HIGH-PERFORMING SCHOOL SYSTEM Empowered Educators in Singapore is one volume in a series that explores how high-performing educational systems from around the world achieve strong results. The anchor book, Empowered Educators: How High-Performing Systems Shape Teaching Quality Around the World, is written by Linda Darling-Hammond and colleagues, with contributions from the authors of this volume. Empowered Educators in Singapore delves into the country's rapid rise to educational excellence on a global scale and the national effort that drives it. Singaporean students routinely outperform their peers from around the world, placing first or second in international assessments, particularly in math and science. In 2015, Singaporean students topped the league table for both the Programme in International Student Achievement (PISA) and the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). With educators around the world clamoring for the "Singapore secret," the reality is that Singapore's excellence is the result of a 25-year drive to improve education through systemic, long-term and ongoing, consistent, and deliberative reform with an emphasis on teacher quality. This book describes the interwoven strategies that merge context, quality, governance, and continual evolution into a consistently high-achieving student population.

Empowering Women In Higher Education And Student Affairs

Author: Penny A. Pasque
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 9781579225209
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How do we interrupt the current paradigms of sexism in the academy? How do we construct a new and inclusive gender paradigm that resists the dominant values of the patriarchy? And why are these agendas important not just for women, but for higher education as a whole? These are the questions that these extensive and rich analyses of the historical and contemporary roles of women in higher education— as administrators, faculty, students, and student affairs professionals—seek constructively to answer. In doing so they address the intersection of gender and women’s other social identities, such as of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, and ability. This book addresses the experiences and position of women students, from application to college through graduate school, and the barriers they encounter; the continuing inequalities in the rates of promotion and progression of women and other marginalized groups to positions of authority, and the gap in earnings between men and women; and pays particular attention to how race and other social markers impact such disparities, contextualizing them across all institutional types. Written collaboratively by an intergenerational group of women, men, and transgender people with different social identities, feminist perspectives, and professional identities— and who, in the process, built upon each other’s work—this volume constitutes a call to educators and scholars to work toward centering feminist and other marginalized perspectives in their practice and research in order to equitably address the evolving complexities of college and university life. Employing a wide range of theoretical lenses, examining a variety of models of practice, and giving voice to a diversity of personal experiences through narrative, this is a major contribution to the scholarship on women in higher education. This is a book for all women in the academy who want to better understand their experience, and to dismantle the remaining barriers of sexism and oppression—for themselves, and future generations of students. An ACPA Publication

Reaching For The Sky

Author: Urvashi Sahni
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 081573039X
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Transforming the Lives of Impoverished Girls in Patriarchal Societies Since 2003 a privately funded high school in India has provided desperately needed education for girls from impoverished families in Lucknow, the capital and largest city in Uttar Pradesh. Urvashi Sahni, the founder of Prerna Girls School, has written a compelling narrative of how this modest school in northeast India has changed the lives of more than 5,000 girls and their families. Most important, it is through the perspectives of the girls themselves, rather than through a remote academic viewpoint, that Prerna’s success unfolds. The book focuses on the importance of education in bringing about gender equality in a patriarchal society. It shows how girls learn to be equal and autonomous persons in school as part of their official curriculum and how they use this learning to transform their lives and those of their families. The book’s central argument is that education can be truly transformative if it addresses the everyday reality of girls’ lives and responds to their special needs and challenges with respect and care. The example of just one relatively small school in one corner of India, the message and the stories it tells will inspire anyone concerned about the necessity of girls’ education, especially in developing countries. The lives of the girls at Prerna Girls School are largely representative of those of millions living in poor regions in countries where patriarchal structures and norms prevail.

Empowering Education

Author: Ira Shor
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022614786X
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Ira Shor is a pioneer in the field of critical education who for over twenty years has been experimenting with learning methods. His work creatively adapts the ideas of Brazilian educator Paulo Freire for North American classrooms. In Empowering Education Shor offers a comprehensive theory and practice for critical pedagogy. For Shor, empowering education is a student-centered, critical and democratic pedagogy for studying any subject matter and for self and social change. It takes shape as a dialogue in which teachers and students mutually investigate everyday themes, social issues, and academic knowledge. Through dialogue and problem-posing, students become active agents of their learning. This book shows how students can develop as critical thinkers, inspired learners, skilled workers, and involved citizens. Shor carefully analyzes obstacles to and resources for empowering education, suggesting ways for teachers to transform traditional approaches into critical and democratic ones. He offers many examples and applications for the elementary grades through college and adult education.

Popular Education Practice For Youth And Community Development Work

Author: Rod Purcell
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 0857255657
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Drawing on the legacy of Paulo Freire and the insights of Antonio Gramsci, this book provides new ways of working with communities which put people at the heart of the development agenda. In addition, it offers a strong theoretical basis for action and an insight into the practical application of popular education methods and is based upon strong traditions of practice experience from both the developing and developed worlds. The book is structured so that the theory and practice are integrated. Each chapter provides key discussion points, practice examples, learning activities and a summary of content and learning points.

Teaching And Learning In Technology Empowered Classrooms Issues Contexts And Practices

Author: Ajitha Nayar K
Publisher: Partridge Publishing
ISBN: 1543703143
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Development of technologies has necessitated a shift and change in policies. Tracing the historical evolution of technology in various areas and levels of education reveals a late entry of effective policies. While recording the successful practices and case studies, it is seen that the felt need of technology-competent and resourceful teachers contributed to innovations and trends of educational technology companies. This work highlights policy guidelines and features of policy frameworks and guidelines. Teacher perspectives on curricular experiments and the skills required by teachers suited for an ICT-based classroom are documented. Various curricular experiments enacted in different regions are reported. The success and failures and reasons thereof are cited and detailed. The skills required by the teachers in these technology-enabled learning environments are described in association to technology used, learning skills of learner, and the nature of the technology-based learning environment. The mechanisms by which the opportunities were recognized by teachers as such is also narrated upon. How teachers investigate the possibilities of various technologies for pedagogical use is also reviewed. Teacher perspectives with regard to ICT possibilities and the opportunities are subsequently elucidated. The success is determined among other factorspracticability, suitability, feasibility, and optimal realization for technology for pedagogical potential. The tried out and successfully implemented technology-based instructional strategies are described in detail with the intention of how teachers can implement them by themselves in the classroom. Suitable topics suited for their use is also highlighted. It has long been confirmed that ICT can be used based on sound psychological and pedagogical bases. The social, cultural theories of reconstruction can be applied with the ICT-based education. ICT is a tool for introducing and building social contexts and collaborating with others for application, problem solution, and concept attainment. Technology-mediated instructional strategies can draw upon various theories of learning toward the best advantage of the student and to realize the objectives of instruction, viz. acquiring knowledge, developing understanding, attaining concepts, and acquiring skills.

Empowerment In Practice

Author: Ruth Alsop
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821364510
Size: 50.55 MB
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"This document offers an excellent explanation of the concept of empowerment and develops a very useful framework for disentangling and clarifying the concept. It is both practical and well justified on the basis of the literature. The approach and survey instruments developed to measure empowerment are innovative and very useful. Developing an approach to empirically measure empowerment, and to track empowerment indicators over time in a way that is operationally feasible and consistent with World Bank standards is certainly an outstanding achievement."Reginer Birner, Senior Researc.

Logics Of Empowerment

Author: Aradhana Sharma
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 0816654522
Size: 21.71 MB
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Bringing much-needed specificity to the study of neoliberalism, 'Logics of Empowerment' fosters a deeper understanding of development and politics in contemporary India.

Practice Makes Practice

Author: Deborah P. Britzman
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791486222
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This revised edition of the classic text explores the complexity of what learning to teach means.