Education and social change in South Asia

Author: Joachim Oesterheld,Nishat Amin,Zentrum Moderner Orient (Berlin, Germany)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788125030614

Category: Education

Page: 513

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Today education is a key factor for further development of most of the countries in South Asia, which after decades of independence are still lacking in literacy. The book focuses on the relationship between the state and society of South Asian countries, especially in the field of primary education. After dealing with developments under colonial rule, the major part of the contributions is devoted to the educational policy in South Asian countries post-independence. The papers reveal the relevance and crucial role of culture, religion, and ethnicity for imparting basic education on a nation-wide scale. Taking into consideration the complexity of societies of South Asian countries, the book looks at the social and political implications arising out of the educational policy of the state for the process of nation building. The book is a specific contribution from a South Asian context to the ongoing debate about the relevance of language, culture, and religion in the educational policy of a majority population and its impact on minority communities.
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Education, Globalization, and Social Change

Author: Hugh Lauder

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199272532

Category: Education

Page: 1182

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Education is seen as central to economic competitiveness, the reduction of poverty and inequality, and environmental sustainability. The editors have selected key writings that examine the social and economic limits- and possibilities of-education in addressing these fundamental problems. This new reader establishes the field of sociology of education with a particular focus on papers that analyse the nature and extent of globalization in education. A general introduction presents the keyconcepts in the sociology of education, and outlines the major theories and debates, especially in relation to globalization. Each section is accompanied by a part opener explaining and contextualizing the readings within a larger educational and sociological context.
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Understanding Social Change

Author: Professor of Sociology Senior Research Fellow Anthony Heath,Anthony F. Heath,John Ermisch,Duncan Gallie,British Academy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197263143

Category: Political Science

Page: 364

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These essays not only describe the major changes in British society in recent years, but seek to understand and explain what is happening. While there have been rapid changes in overall levels, there have been slower changes in relativities, and this distinction is fundamental to a proper understanding of contemporary society. The book considers the wide variety of mechanisms that underlie these changes, in particular processes of social interaction. The complex and often ill-understood nature of these mechanisms may be a major reason why so much social reform has proved ineffective. The verdict on social reforms in education, gender inequalities and ethnic inequalities is rather negative; sociologists have been concerned about the unintended consequences of social action.
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Education and Society

Author: A.K.C. Ottaway

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134554354

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Social Paralysis and Social Change

British Working-Class Education in the Nineteenth Century

Author: Neil J. Smelser

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520911543

Category: History

Page: 540

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Neil Smelser's Social Paralysis and Social Change is one of the most comprehensive histories of mass education ever written. It tells the story of how working-class education in nineteenth-century Britain—often paralyzed by class, religious, and economic conflict—struggled forward toward change. This book is ambitious in scope. It is both a detailed history of educational development and a theoretical study of social change, at once a case study of Britain and a comparative study of variations within Britain. Smelser simultaneously meets the scholarly standards of historians and critically addresses accepted theories of educational change—"progress," conflict, and functional theories. He also sheds new light on the process of secularization, the relations between industrialization and education, structural differentiation, and the role of the state in social change. This work marks a return for the author to the same historical arena—Victorian Britain—that inspired his classic work Social Change in the Industrial Revolution thirty-five years ago. Smelser's research has again been exhaustive. He has achieved a remarkable synthesis of the huge body of available materials, both primary and secondary. Smelser's latest book will be most controversial in its treatment of class as a primordial social grouping, beyond its economic significance. Indeed, his demonstration that class, ethnic, and religious groupings were decisive in determining the course of British working-class education has broad-ranging implications. These groupings remain at the heart of educational conflict, debate, and change in most societies—including our own—and prompt us to pose again and again the chronic question: who controls the educational terrain?
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Young People And Social Change

Author: Furlong, Andy,Cartmel, Fred

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335218684

Category: Social Science

Page: 185

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Examines modern theoretical interpretations of social change in relation to young people and provides an overview of their experiences in a number of key contexts such as education, employment, leisure, health, crime and politics. This second edition offers introductory text for students in sociology of youth, sociology of education, and more.
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Education and Social Change

Author: Len Barton,Stephen Walker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315413191

Category: Education

Page: 250

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This book, first published in 1985, argues that changes in the education system are closely bound up with wider social and political changes. It considers items within education such as developments in teacher assessment policy and changes in the control of education policy; and external items such as new directions in the management of the economy, of class relations and of the political system. Throughout, the book reflects a mood of growing frustration and anxiety shared by many teachers and educationalists which, the book argues, stems from a feeling that the education system is not being run as it should be. This title will be of interest to students of education and sociology.
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