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Ramaiah, Kollapudi; Nagamani, K.; Latchaiah, P.; Kishore, Mendam – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
Empowerment is the expansion of asserts and capabilities of poor people to participate in negotiate with influence, control and hold accountable institutions that affect their lives. Education is one of the important sources of empowering women with the knowledge, skill and self confidence necessary to participate fully in the development process.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Empowerment, Capacity Building, Social Justice
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Ansari, Shagufta Nazneen; Nasreen, Nakhat – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2014
A population's literacy skills have a bearing on how well a country performs economically. Moreover, the education of women plays a significant role in improving living standards in the state. Improving girls' educational levels has been demonstrated to have clear impacts on the health and economic future of young women, which in turn improves the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Literacy, Geographic Regions
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Pandey, G. K.; Dutt, Debashis; Banerjee, Bratati – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2009
A cross-sectional study in a representative sample of 751 women, living in slums, examined their perspectives on partner and relationship factors of domestic violence. More than 17% of women experienced physical violence in the past year. Individual factors related to the husband--namely, poor socioeconomic status, use of alcohol, extramarital…
Descriptors: Expenditures, Family Violence, Females, Age Differences
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Meena, M. S.; Jain, Dilip; Meena, H. R. – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2008
Self-help groups (SHGs) have emerged as an effective mechanism of empowerment and development of women as well as being on efficient mode of promoting group action and technology dissemination. Initiatives were undertaken at the Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET), Ludhiana to facilitate the formation of women's…
Descriptors: Females, Self Help Programs, Technology Transfer, Rural Areas
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Srivastava, Prachi – Compare: A Journal of Comparative Education, 2006
This paper presents disadvantaged households' "mental models" about low-fee private (LFP) schooling for their daughters in a study in Lucknow District, Uttar Pradesh. It argues that assumptions in the dominant discourse on girls' schooling in India obscure the complex negotiations and trade-offs disadvantaged families make when…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Daughters, Disadvantaged, Private Schools
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. – 1997
This annotated bibliography lists available resources that address many issues involved in population education. Entries are categorized into three parts. Part I, "Population Education," consists of titles on various aspects of population education arranged by country in the first section and by general materials in the second section.…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Family Planning
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Asian Centre for Educational Innovation for Development. – 1982
The five studies on education for rural development are directed to teachers, administrators, and others concerned with education in rural areas in their efforts to raise the social and economic status of the rural poor. The Indian study discusses the problem of wastage at the primary school level (with specific reference to Tamil Nadu), and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Agency Cooperation, Community Education, Community Involvement
Naik, Chitra; And Others – 1982
The volume contains two studies from India and Thailand on the education of women, and rural women especially, who are deprived or disadvantaged. The Indian study, "Education of Girls and Women in Deprived Groups," presents a viewpoint on deprivation in society in general, and India specifically. The concomitant of deprivation is defined…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Cultural Background, Developing Nations
Kelly, Gail P., Ed.; Elliott, Carolyn M., Ed. – 1982
Focusing on Third World countries, this book examines the undereducation of women, causes of women's undereducation, changes in female education patterns, and the significance of such changes in society and in women's lives. The book consists of four parts, comprising different chapters written by social scientists, researchers, and educators.…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Birth Rate, Developing Nations, Educational Attainment
Doraiswami, Smt. S. – 1974
The educational advancement of women in India is not perceived as an important characteristic since education is perceived as irrelevant to their roles. The equality of women in status and opportunity is guaranteed in the 1955 Constitution of India and by the government. Although achievements by women in the local and national levels exist, a…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Educational Problems