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Introduction: A Regional Overview

Hema Letchamanan

Hema Letchamanan is Researcher in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge, UK. Previously she was Education Consultant in Sadhana Visionary Academy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Education in South Asia and the Indian Ocean Islands

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Education Around the World chapter

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...In discussing education in South Asia, it is probably best to begin with the definition of the region. The term ‘region’ is used in this context and throughout this chapter to refer to the collective states that make up South Asia...

Malaysia: The Education of Refugee and Asylum-Seeking Children

Hema Letchamanan

Hema Letchamanan is Researcher in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge, UK. Previously she was Education Consultant in Sadhana Visionary Academy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Education in South-East Asia

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Education Around the World chapter

3

... seeking refuge. The Malaysian government fears that there would be an influx of refugees if their status was to be recognized and free education was provided (Letchamanan, 2010). And this would lead to other problems such as security. Although...

Education and ‘Orang Asli’ in Malaysia: A Country Case Study

Hema Letchamanan

Hema Letchamanan is Researcher in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge, UK. Previously she was Education Consultant in Sadhana Visionary Academy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Education in Indigenous, Nomadic and Travelling Communities : Education as a Humanitarian Response

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

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... needs and responses It is imperative to study the educational needs of any child concerned when analysing the effectiveness and relevance of education programmes implemented for them (Letchamanan, 2010, 2013). In many instances,...

Bangladesh: The Institutionalization of Women and Gender Studies in Higher Education

Education in South Asia and the Indian Ocean Islands

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Education Around the World chapter

0

...Since the adoption of structural adjustment policies in the 1980s, Bangladesh has been experiencing increasing corporatization, privatization and shrinking government control. The higher education system in this country also bears the brunt...

Sri Lanka: An Overview

Education in South Asia and the Indian Ocean Islands

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Education Around the World chapter

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...Introduction Sri Lanka is an island located in the Indian Ocean. It is one of the nine members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, or SAARC. Other members of SAARC include...

Nepal: Between the ‘Local’ and the ‘Global’ of the National Education

Education in South Asia and the Indian Ocean Islands

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Education Around the World chapter

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...Introduction Nepal has come a long way since the British historian Daniel Wright (1877) famously remarked that ‘the subject of schools and colleges may be treated as briefly as that of snakes in Ireland...

India: Education for Children in Kashmir

Education in South Asia and the Indian Ocean Islands

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Education Around the World chapter

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...Introduction In areas of conflict, education requires special policy considerations in light of ongoing conflict for child development, safety, mobility and access. The significance of education in areas of conflict...

India: Trajectory and Transitions of Education

Education in South Asia and the Indian Ocean Islands

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Education Around the World chapter

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...Education has for long been recognized as the single most important instrument for social and economic transformation. It is seen as an essential tool for both improving the quality of life of people and sustainable economic development...

The Maldives: An Overview

Education in South Asia and the Indian Ocean Islands

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Education Around the World chapter

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...Introduction The Maldives are situated in the Indian Ocean, southwest of India, and consist of approximately 1,190 coral islands grouped in a double chain of twenty-six atolls. Spread over roughly 90,000 square...

Bangladesh: Generation, Education and Nation

Education in South Asia and the Indian Ocean Islands

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Education Around the World chapter

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...Introduction The latest education policy in Bangladesh, which was prepared by an education commission headed by the late professor Kabir Chowdhury in 2010, started with its first passage: Education is the key...