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Child Labour and the Right to Education in South Asia Needs Versus Rights?

ISBN-10: 076199601X

ISBN-13: 9780761996019

Edition: 2003

Authors: Naila Kabeer, Geetha B. Nambissan, Ramya Subrahmanian

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`This is a highly informative text and will be valuable to those interested in the issues of child labour. It is also valuable in the context of debates about children's rights and the construction of childhood... The editors have drawn attention to the range of forces that influence the labour - education relationship... they provide an agenda for future discussion and policy in this area' - International Social Work South Asia has the largest number of child labourers in the world as well as the largest number of children out of school. With contributors from policy makers, academics and activists working in the field of child labour, and practitioners involved in delivering education to children who are outside the formal schooling system in India and Bangladesh, this book brings together a range of perspectives on these issues.
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Book details

List price: $99.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/24/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Naila Kabeer is a Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex. She has worked extensively on issues related to gender and development in Bangladesh, India and Vietnam. She is the author of Reversed Realities: Gender Hierarchies in Development Thought , also published by Verso.

Introduction
Needs versus Rights
Child Labour, Social Exclusion and the Challenge of Universalising Primary Education
Alternate Perspectives on Children, Childhood and Child Labour
The Social Construction of Childhood
A Perspective from Bangladesh
Rights versus Needs
Is it in the "Best Interest of the Child?"
International Labour Standards and Child Labour
The Socio-Economic Context of Work and School
Social Exclusion, Children's Work and Education
A View from the Margins
Modes of Learning-Labour Relations
Educational Strategies and Child Labour
Policy Context for Addressing Child Labour and Education
Educational Provision and National Goals in South Asia
A Review of Policy and Performance
Universalisation of Elementary Education
Government Policies and Perspectives
'Community' at the Centre of Universal Primary Education Strategies
An Empirical Investigation
Operationalizing Children's Rights to Education
A Case of Government - NGO Partnership in Bangladesh
Operationalizing The Right to Education: Government and Non-Government Interventions
Revitalizing Government Provision
Partnership between Pratham and Municipal Primary Schools in Mumbai
Filling a Critical Gap in Basic Education in Bangladesh
Operationalizing the Right to Education
The Lok Jumbish Experience in Rajasthan
Schools as Institutions for Elimination of Child Labour
The Experience of M V Foundation in Ranga Reddy District
Family Adjustments for Mainstreaming Child Labourers into Formal Schools in Calcutta
The Experience of CINI-ASHA
Concluding Overview: Child Labour and Educational Failure in South Asia
Deprivation, Discrimination and Delivery
Competing Explanations for Child Labour and Educational Failure in South Asia