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Higher Education and Gender Issues in Rural India

M.A. Sudhir (Editor) M. Hilaria Soundari (Editor)

The book is a collection of various empirical studies carried out in rural areas on higher education and gender issues. Gender equality from MDGs perspective, high education, empowerment and role of technology are discussed in some of the papers. The papers also portrayed about the education at primary, secondary and tertiary level in rural India. It discusses the possibilities and constraints of reaching out to the rural mass. One of the papers depicted about the gender trends in Tamil Nadu elaborately. Another paper dealt with the prospects and problems of female education in rural areas.

The book deals with contemporary and relevant issues with the concern for the people at the grassroots level. It highlights the concerns of dalit women and the violence against them. It also deals with the research process, its innovative paradigms and practices. E-resources for enhancing educational research are also discussed elaborately. Certainly this book is an excellent resource for the academicians, policy makers and development agencies.

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About the authors

M.A. Sudhir

Dr. M.A. Sudhir is Professor of Applied Research at Gandhigram Rural University, Gandhigram. He has over 22 years of postgraduate teaching an research experience. A specialist in higher education reforms, rural development research and environmental studies, he served on the Faculty of Education of North Eastern Hill University and Arunachal University before joining Gandhigram. He has published a number of research articles in leading national Interdisciplinary Journal of Extension and Research. He recently published books on ‘Ageing in Rural India: Problems and Prospects and Empowerment of Rural Women Labour Force.

M. Hilaria Soundari

Dr.M.Hilaria Soundari is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Research, Gandhigram Rural Institute Deemed University, Gandhigram, India. She is specialized in the fields of development research, gender issues and social work.

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Bibliographic information

Title Higher Education and Gender Issues in Rural India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Authorspress
Language: English
isbn 9788172739553
length 292p., Illustrations; Map; 23cm.