Social Contexts of Tribal Education
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About the Book :
The present work, covering 64 villages in the 32 talukas of the Gujarat tribal sub plan area, uses censuses, records of the Department of Education and Social Welfare and research surveys to remedy the analytic and geographical limitations of earlier studies.
About Author :
Vimal P. Shah obtained his M.A. (Sociology) degree from the Gujarat University and Ph. D. (Sociology) degree from the University of Wisconsin. He has worked as a Research Associate with Professor Wm. H. Sewell at the University of Wisconsin, and as a programme Associate in the Ford Foundation, New Delhi. He is currently working as Professor and Head of the Department of Sociology of the Gujarat University. He has published several research papers monographs in the fields of educational aspirations achievements, family and research methods.
Tara Patel obtained her M.A. (Gujarati & Sanskrit) degree from the University of Bombay, M.A. (Sociology) degree from Columbia University, and her Ph. D. from the University of London. She was Head of the Department of Sociology, Gujarat University, from its inception in 1954 till her retirement in 1978. She was a Fellow of the Agricultural Development Council Inc. at the University of Wisconsin for a year, a Visiting Professor of Rural Sociology at the University of the Philippines, Los Banos. She was also a member of the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes Commission appointed by the Government of Gujarat. She has published several research reports/papers in the fields of family, social problems, educational aspirations, and educational attainment of the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes.