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Back | Programme Area: Civil Society and Social Movements (2000 - 2009)

Education as Social Action: Knowledge, Identity and Power

Description: 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 communities and social groups that might otherwise be excluded, filling the gap left by the state. This book edited by Ashok Swain critically examines the origin and outcome of social action for education in different parts of the world.


1. Knowledge, Identity and Power - Education Movements in the Global South, by A.Swain
2. Food for Starved Minds: The Mobilization of African Americans for Education, by D.C.Worgs
3. Education Movements, Power and Identity in Bosnia and Herzegovina, by R.Kostic
4. Universal Elementary Education in India: An Exploratory Study of Movements in Civil Society, by S.Pai
5. Muslim Madrasas in Contemporary South Asia, by Y.S.Sikand
6. Education among Indigenous Peoples from Colombia and Peru: Social Movement or Public Policy?, by C.Uribe
7. Education as an Agenda of Social Action in Malaysia: The Search for Unity in a Plural Society, by K.Askandar
8. Social Movements and the 'Education Revolution' in Post-apartheid South Africa, by L.A.Swatuk
9. Social Action for Education, the State and the Global Network, by A.Swain

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  • Publication and ordering details
  • Pub. Date: 1 Jun 2005
    Pub. Place: Houndmills
    ISBN: 1-4039-4914-X
    Type: Hardback
    From: Palgrave