Second Historical Survey of Women's Education in India 1988-1994: Present Status, Perspective Plan, Statistical Indicators with a Global ViewWomen
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About the Book :
This is the second volume on the subject of women's education. The first volume entitled Women's Education in India covered the period up to 1988. Being a unique work of its kind, the book received rare reviews and proved so popular that a reprint edition had to be published within a short period of its release. Present volume comprises three Parts. Part I is devoted to recent developments in women's education in India since 1988. Besides giving an overview of women's education in India, it includes significant documents concerning women's education. Part II includes women's educational indicators covering India as a whole, States, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and District wise women's literacy. Part III includes women's education in the world, challenges to the year 2,000, decade of the Girl child and International response. It also provides a comparative study of educational indicators covering a wide gamut of women's education in respect of 145 countries. Appendices include, among other, sources for financial support for Research in India, list of Focal points Bodies dealing with question relating to women's development issues. It is hoped that both the volumes will be of great interest and value to all those interested/engaged in girls and women's education at various levels.
About Author :
S.P. Agrawal (b. 1929) was Director, National Social Science Documentation Centre, ICSSR, and Member Secretary, Indian Association of Social Science Institutions. He was also the Vice-Chairman of the Asia and Pacific Information Network in Social Sciences (APINESS). In 1988 he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Honoris Causa) by International University Foundation. Presently, he is Member, Round Table on Research in Reading, IFLA, and Member, International Committee for Social Science Information and Documentation. He is also Member of Board of Studies of National Archives of India and Hindi Advisory Committee, Ministry of Coal, Government of India. Born and brought up in the cradle of freedom movement which he joined at the tender age of twelve, he gained an insight into political problems and 'developed a sense of responsibility which bore fruit as an information scientist committed to Gandhiji's philosophy and action-plan in the field and its social concept. He. has written extensively on various aspects of education, Indian Polity and library and information science.
J.C. Aggarwal (b. 1928), has a varied experience in the field of education. He was Deputy Director of Education and Executive Director of Education and Executive Director of Delhi Bureau of Text Books under Delhi Administration. He has organised and attended any conferences, seminars and workshops in education. Shri Aggarwal has authored more than seventy books on various aspects of social sciences.