The Impact of Education in South Asia

Perspectives from Sri Lanka to Nepal

  • Susan Allen Namalefe Texas Department of Criminal Justice, USA
Keywords: South Asia

Abstract

Education is produced within power relationships; therefore, power and social dynamics are central to any analysis of the impact of education. The acquisition and benefits of education are similarly intertwined by class, family, gender and social tensions, relentlessly mutating into different varieties, environments and appearances, and endlessly involving control. This is the essence of The Impact of Education in South Asia. Drawing from case studies, ethnographic research, and interviews from different parts of India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, the authors attempt to provide perspective to the relationship between education and society. Formal education challenges society by changing gender roles, household organization, family, and the caste system. Individuals negotiate and transform culture and the educational system.

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Author Biography

Susan Allen Namalefe, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, USA

SUSAN ALLEN NAMALEFE holds a PhD in higher education from the University of North Texas and has worked as an educator in different capacities for over 25 years. She is currently a research specialist with TDCJ-Criminal Justice Assistance Division.

References

Ullrich, H. E. (Ed.). (2019). The impact of education in South Asia: Perspectives from Sri Lanka to Nepal. Palgrave Macmillan.

Published
2021-08-15
How to Cite
Namalefe, S. A. (2021). The Impact of Education in South Asia. Journal of International Students, 10(3), 787-789. https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v11i2.2532