Population, Gender and Politics

Demographic Change in Rural North India

Author: Roger Jeffery,Patricia Jeffery

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521466530

Category: History

Page: 278

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Roger and Patricia Jeffery are well known for their work on religion and gender in South Asia. In their latest book, a study of the demographic processes of two castes in rural north India, they ask why fertility levels are higher among the Muslim Sheikhs than the Hindu Jats. They conclude that explanations can only partially be attributed to gender relationships and religion, and it is the economic and political interests of both groups which are the defining factors. Their marginal economic position provides little incentive for the Sheikhs to raise small families, while the Jats, who are locally dominant, are encouraged to use birth control and educate their children. The authors go on to demonstrate the significance of this analysis for a wider understanding of the problems of population and politics in India generally. The book will be invaluable for students of South Asia and for anyone interested in the demography of developing countries.
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Girls' schooling, women's autonomy, and fertility change in South Asia

Author: Roger Jeffery,Alaka Malwade Basu

Publisher: Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 339

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Challenging the prevalent orthodox in policy circles in South Asia, Girls Schooling, Women's Autonomy, and Fertility Change in South Asia argues that sending girls to school is not the equivalent of birth control. This collection of both theoretical and empirical papers by some of the leading South Asian experts in demography and education provides valuable material. It demonstrates that simply educating girls is not sufficient to reduce birth rates, although that belief is still widely held. This volume maintains that an education is indeed valuable and essential for girls and that it should be justified and supported as such, but not because of some presumed impact on fertility decline, and that the focus on girls' schooling should not detract from the need to provide contraceptive, maternal, and child health services aimed at enabling couples to successfully plan the family sizes they want. Areas of interest for this engaging book include, demography and population studies, womens' studies, education, development studies, sociology and social anthropology.
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International Yearbook of Education

Author: Brian Holmes

Publisher: United Nations Educational

ISBN: 9789231030383

Category: Education

Page: 236

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Content of yearbooks originates in the sessions of the International Conference on Education (ICE)
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Status enhancement and fertility

reproductive responses to social mobility and educational opportunity

Author: John D. Kasarda,John O. G. Billy,Kirsten West

Publisher: Academic Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

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Exploring Individual Modernity

Author: Alex Inkeles

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231515344

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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With contributions by David H. Smith, Karen A. Miller, Amar K. Singh, Vern L. Bengston, and James J. Dowd.
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Education and Society in Bhutan

Tradition and modernisation

Author: Chelsea M. Robles

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317297695

Category: Social Science

Page: 148

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Bhutan's education sector has attracted international attention for recent reforms driven by the national development philosophy of Gross National Happiness, which aspires to balance change with the continuity of tradition. This book traces the history of education in Bhutan and reveals that, as the country has modernised and become globally connected and further influenced by international and Western mores, tensions have emerged across the education sector. The author examines how these tensions between the curriculum and local knowledges can impact teaching and learning, and offers approaches to addressing them. Based on extensive empirical data, including in-depth interviews and classroom observations, Robles analyzes the discourses of high-level officials who were involved in the early development of the modern system of education, a range of education leaders, and teachers. Filling a gap in the literature, this book is an invaluable resource for students and researchers interested in the formation of education policy, social and political reform in Bhutan, and South Asia Studies.
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Die großen Revolutionen und die Kulturen der Moderne

Author: Shmuel N. Eisenstadt

Publisher: International Reading Assoc.

ISBN: 9783531149936

Category: Political Science

Page: 252

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Der Autor untersucht in seiner neuesten Schrift, in welchem kulturellen und historischen Kontext sich die modernen Revolutionen -- zu denen für gewöhnlich in erster Linie der Bürgerkrieg in England, die Amerikanische, Französische, Russische und Chinesische Revolution gerechnet werden -- entwickelten und in welcher Beziehung sie zur Moderne bzw. zur Kultur der Moderne stehen. Grosse Revolutionen werden vom Autor als Kombination aus dem Wechsel eines politischen Regimes und der Propagierung einer spezifischen kosmologischen Vision (d.h. als Samen spezifischer Kulturen) betrachtet. Des weiteren untersucht er die Geschichte des revolutionären Symbolismus und der revolutionären Dynamiken postrevolutionärer moderner politischer Regime sowie die sich ständig wandelnde Kultur der Moderne. Inhalt: Teil eins: Die grossen Revolutionen sowie die Ursprünge und die Kristallisierung der Moderne: Vergleichende Beobachtungen: - Der historische und kulturelle Rahmen der grossen Revolutionen - Die spezifischen Merkmale revolutionärer Prozesse und Ideologien. Teil zwei: Die "Ursachen" und der historisch-kulturelle Rahmen der Revolutionen: - Strukturelle und gesellschaftspsychologische Ursachen - Historischer Hintergrund - Die Widersprüche der "Frühen Moderne"--Der kulturelle Rahmen der grossen Revolutionen -- Die Achsenzeit-Kulturen. Teil drei: Die Varianten der Achsenzeit-Kulturen und der politischen Dynamiken -- Die Besonderheiten des revolutionären Prozesses: "Ausserweltliche" Kulturen -- die Hindu-Kultur - Die politischen Dynamiken in "innerweltlichen" Kulturen -- die konfuzianische Politikordnung in China - Monotheistische Kulturen -- Der Islam - Die christlichen Kulturen -- der europäische Kulturraum - Ein vergleichender Exkurs: Japan -- die nicht-achsenzeitliche revolutionäre Restauration. Teil vier: Kosmologische Visionen, Regulierungsformen und revolutionäres Potential: Politische Dynamiken in Achsenzeit-Kulturen.
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Monographic Series

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Monographic series

Page: N.A

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The Sociology of Mathematics Education

Mathematical Myths / Pedagogic Texts

Author: Paul Dowling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135710031

Category: Education

Page: 352

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Until the 1960s, maths was studied as an academic subject in a desire to have more mathematicians. The current trend, however, has moved away from viewing maths as a purely intellectual endeavour and towards developing a more mathematically competent workforce and citizenry. This trend has seen a large increase in the number of maths schemes being produced by the major educational publishers, which attempt to make maths easier and more approachable by using language instead of symbols. So why do so many children still fail at maths? The author contends that to understand this, teachers need to analyze and evaluate the maths textbooks they are currently using. The author shows the reader how to systematically analyze and evaluate these textbooks. This interrogation of classroom resources, should have important implications for teaching strategies and for textbook design and use.
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Introduction to International and Global Studies, Second Edition

Author: Shawn C. Smallman,Kimberley Brown

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469621665

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

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This innovative introduction to international and global studies, updated and revised in a new edition, offers instructors in the social sciences and humanities a core textbook for teaching undergraduates in this rapidly growing field. Encompassing the latest scholarship in what is a markedly interdisciplinary endeavor, Shawn Smallman and Kimberley Brown introduce key concepts, themes, and issues and then examine each in lively chapters on essential topics that include the history of globalization; economic, political, and cultural globalization; security, energy, and development; health; agriculture and food; and the environment. Within these topics, the authors explore such timely and pressing subjects as commodity chains, labor (including present-day slavery), human rights, multinational corporations, and the connections among them. New to this edition: * The latest research on debates over privacy rights and surveillance since Edward Snowden's disclosures * Updates on significant political and economic developments throughout the world, including a new case study of European Union, Icelandic, and Greek responses to the 2008 fiscal crisis * The newest information about the rise of fracking, the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the decline of the Peak Oil movement, and climate change, including the latter's effects on the Arctic and Antarctica * A dedicated website with authors' blog and a teaching tab with syllabi, class activities, and well-designed, classroom-tested resources * An updated teacher's manual available online, including sample examination questions, additional resources for each chapter, and special assistance for teaching ESL students * Updated career advice for international studies majors
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Refractions of Civil Society in Turkey

Author: D. Kuzmanovic

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137027924

Category: Political Science

Page: 211

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Drawing on data from ethnographic fieldwork among civic activists and identifying a range of domestic and international socio-political contexts, Refractions of Civil Society in Turkey explores different perceptions of civil society in Turkey and pursues the general question of why civil society holds such power to move those who evoke it.
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Democracy and modernity

international colloquium on the centenary of David Ben-Gurion [by the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, held in Jerusalem, on January 4 - 5, 1987]

Author: Shmuel Noah Eisenstadt

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004095441

Category: Social Science

Page: 169

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Articles collected in this volume were delivered at the International Colloquium on Democracy and Modernity convened by the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities on the occasion of the hundredth birthday of David Ben-Gurion, held in Jerusalem on January 4-5, 1987.
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Learning Mathematics

From Hierarchies to Networks

Author: Prof Leone Burton,Leone Burton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135698473

Category: Education

Page: 280

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Learning Mathematics brings together a collection of interrelated and forward-looking chapters by internationally recognized experts that explores changes in the theories and practices of learning (and teaching) mathematics. The authors reject a traditional, transmission view of the teaching of mathematics which has proved so ineffective for learning. In its place they offer information gathered from research and from practice about effects on the learners seeking to create and negotiate meaning. Learners are presented as actively attempting to make sense of the mathematics they encounter, and learners, teachers and researchers are offered examples of ho such sense-making activities, incorporated into mathematics classrooms, impact on coming to know. The book celebrates both diversity, in the range of different perspectives, contributions and topics, and unity, in the linking chapters and themes, It will be fascinating reading for those mathematics educators who are eager to engage with a socio-cultural perspective in order to better understand the complexity of learning mathematics.
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Learning Mathematics

From Hierarchies to Networks

Author: Leone Burton

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 075071008X

Category: Education

Page: 265

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Learning Mathematics brings together a collection of interrelated and forward-looking chapters by internationally recognized experts that explores changes in the theories and practices of learning (and teaching) mathematics. The authors reject a traditional, transmission view of the teaching of mathematics which has proved so ineffective for learning. In its place they offer information gathered from research and from practice about effects on the learners seeking to create and negotiate meaning. Learners are presented as actively attempting to make sense of the mathematics they encounter, and learners, teachers and researchers are offered examples of ho such sense-making activities, incorporated into mathematics classrooms, impact on coming to know. The book celebrates both diversity, in the range of different perspectives, contributions and topics, and unity, in the linking chapters and themes, It will be fascinating reading for those mathematics educators who are eager to engage with a socio-cultural perspective in order to better understand the complexity of learning mathematics.
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