Format:
Book
Author:
Sahni, Urvashi, author.
Title:
Reaching for the sky : empowering girls through education / Urvashi Sahni.
Publisher, Date:
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [2017]
@2017
Description:
xx, 276 pages : illustrations, portraits, map ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Since 2003 a privately funded high school has provided desperately needed education for girls from impoverished families in Lucknow, the capital and largest city in Uttar Pradesh, in northeast India. Urvashi Sahni, the founder of Prerna Girls School, tells the stories of how the school has changed the lives of more than 5,000 girls and their families. Most important, this book tells those stories from the perspectives of the girls themselves, rather than through a remote academic perspective. -- publisher's website.
Subjects:
Prerna Girls School.
Girls -- Education -- India -- Uttar Pradesh.
Girls' schools -- India -- Uttar Pradesh.
Sex discrimination in education -- India.
Other Author:
Brookings Institution, issuing body.
Other Title:
Empowering girls through education
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-265) and index.
Contents:
Letting girls learn -- The girls' own stories -- Education myself : valuable lessons for self and others -- The story of Prerna -- Building a universe of care -- Enabling learning : building a web of support -- Developing a feminist consciousness : dialogical circles of empowerment --- Finding self, finding home : using drama for self-work -- Empowerment as a social act : from self-work to social work -- Learning outcomes and beyond -- Scaling Prerna -- Reframing girls' education -- Epilogue: Educating boys for gender justice -- Appendixes. A. Caste in India : a brief note. B. Methodology. C. Historical backdrop of girls' education.
ISBN:
978-0-8157-3038-5
978-0-8157-3039-2
Other Number:
999380282
System Availability:
1
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
1
Control Number:
319985
Call Number:
371.822/SAHNI/2017
Course Reserves:
0
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