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Education as social action : knowledge, identity, and power

Author: Ashok Swain
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This edited volume evaluates the relevance of the dominant theoretical discourse to understand the origin and outcome of the social actions for education undertaken in various regions of the world."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Education as social action.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2005
(OCoLC)607611289
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ashok Swain
ISBN: 140394914X 9781403949141
OCLC Number: 57069354
Description: xviii, 257 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Knowledge, identity, and power : education movements in the global south --
Food for starved minds : the mobilization of African-Americans for education --
Education movements, power, and identity in Bosnia and Herzegovina --
Universal elementary education in India : an exploratory study of movements in civil society --
Muslim madrasas in contemporary South Asia --
Education among indigenous peoples from Colombia and Peru : social movement or public policy? --
Education as an agenda of social action in Malaysia : the search for unity in a plural society --
Social movements and the "education revolution" in postapartheid South Africa --
Social action for education, the state, and the global network.
Responsibility: edited by Ashok Swain.
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Education plays a very important role in breaking the cycle of poverty and increasing opportunity. Various forms of social movements play an important role in providing educational opportunities to  Read more...

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