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Education for Sustainable Development
Challenges, Strategies and Practices in a Globalizing World

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December 2009 | 264 pages | SAGE India
Education for Sustainable Development is an emerging field that is being addressed from transdisciplinary and transinstitutional perspectives, forging links between academic and non-academic institutions. It explores sustainable development as a process that embraces environmental issues, poverty, health, security, democracy, gender and human rights. This collection provides multiple perspectives regarding the possibility of creating sustainable education practices that are integrated into and relevant to the needs and practices on a global scale. It also focuses on the failure of traditional education to address the problems of globalization.

The articles conceive sustainable development education as focusing on the holistic development of the body and mind, encompassing a wide range of issues. This idea is also central to the Gandhian tradition of life knowledge and Nai Talim (New Education).

The uniqueness of this compilation is in the multiple perspectives it provides, establishing workable links between local communities, governments and international organizations that would enable sustainable human development. It is a rich reference resource for those working in the fields of education, economics and development studies.

Anastasia Nikolopoulou, Farid Mirbagheri and Taisha Abraham
Introduction
 
PART ONE: GLOBALIZATION AND THE POLITICS OF EXCLUSION
Sukhadeo Thorat
Caste, Exclusion and Marginalized Poverty: Dalit Deprivation in India
Anita Ghai
Education in a Globalizing Era: Implications for Disabled Girls
 
PART TWO: FROM RIO TO INDIGENOUS CULTURAL RESOURCES: EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Michael J Scoullos
Education for Sustainable Development: The Concept and Its Connection to Tolerance and Democracy
Archana Prasad
Education for Sustainable Tribal Development
Janet Chawla
Premodern Indigenous Practitioners' Dilemmas in a Postmodern Globalized World
 
PART THREE: EMPOWERING THE HUMAN CAPITAL: CHALLENGES AND STRATEGIES IN INDIA
Ravi Kumar
Market, Deprivation and Education in the Age of Globalization
Shobha Sinha
Literacy Instruction in Indian Schools
Sadhna Saxena
Empowering Pedagogy: Potentials and Limitations
Narayani Gupta
Squaring National Pride with Tolerance: A Lesson for School Textbooks
Teesta Setalvad
Indian School Texbooks
 
PART FOUR: ETHICAL PATHS TO GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP
Neelakanta Radhakrishnan
Global Ethical Options in the Framework of Development-Gandhian Perspectives
M Satish Kumar
Reconciling Identity and Citizenship: A Case for Moral Cosmopolitanism in a Divided World
Farid Mirbagheri
Islam and Liberal Peace
 
Index

The contributors are eminent personalities in the field of education and administration…. This collection focuses on the creation of sustainable education practices that are integrated into and are relevant to the needs and practices of the world at large. It also dwells on the failure of traditional education in addressing the problems of globalization. Education planners, administrators, and research scholars will benefit from this book, an interesting read.

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The uniqueness of this compilation is in the multiple perspectives it provides, establishing workable links between local communities, governments, and international organizations that would enable sustainable human development. For this very reason, it would be a rich reference resource for those working in the fields of education, globalization, Southeast Asian studies, humanities, cultural studies, social and political sciences, economics and development studies.

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Anastasia Nikolopoulou

Anastasia Nikolopoulou is currently the Dean of the School of Humanities and an associate professor in the Department of English Studies at the University of Cyprus, where she teaches courses in theatre and cultural studies. She received her Ph.D from Cornell University. She co-edited (with Michael Hays), Melodrama: The Cultural Emergence of a Genre (St Martin’s Press, 1996, 1999) and (with Savas Patsalides) Melodrama: Ideological and Aesthetic Transformations (University Studio Press, in Greek, 2001). In addition to her ongoing research on 19th century theatre and culture, she has a growing interest in matters related to education and... More About Author

Taisha Abraham

Taisha Abraham is an associate Professor, Delhi University. She received her Ph.D from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Her publications include a critical edition of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman (2008), Introducing Postcolonial Theories: Issues and Debates (2007), Women and the Politics of Violence (edited, 2002), Feminist Theory and Modern Drama (edited, 1998), and Female Empowerment: Impact of Literacy in Jaipur District of Rajasthan (co-authored, 1995). She is at present the general editor of Shakti series that focus on global issues and women in South Asia. More About Author

Farid Mirbagheri

Farid Mirbagheri completed his secondary and tertiary education in the UK. He graduated in International Relations from Keele University, England, where he also earned his Ph.D in the same field. He currently holds the Dialogue Chair in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Nicosia. Editor of the Cyprus Review, an internationally refereed journal by the University of Nicosia and the University of Indianapolis for seven years, he now serves on its advisory board. He is also an associate editor of Global Dialogue. He has written Cyprus and International Peacemaking (UK: Hurst & Co and USA: Routledge, 1998). His other publications... More About Author

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