Education for Development in Northern Pakistan: Opportunities and Constraints for Rural Households

Hardcover | July 15, 2014

byAndreas Johannes Benz

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Education is seen as one of the key factors for development and it is given high priority in development agendas. This book exemplifies the links between schooling and development in Gilgit-Baltistan in northern Pakistan, which is considered a model region for successful educational expansionand rural development. In this cutting-edge academic study, the author shows in detail the trajectories of educational development in Gilgit-Baltistan from the earliest schools to the establishment of the first university and provides explanations for educational disparities along the lines ofregional and intra-denominational variation, as well as socio-economic and gender-related inequalities. This original research work with in-depth village case studies in three unique rural communities of Gilgit-Baltistan provides robust empirical data, analyzed through a state-of-the-art multi-disciplinary theoretical framework and field work methodology. In detail, the logics of educational choicesare analyzed and explained in their local socio-cultural context. Many households could strongly benefit from their education strategies. But the study also draws attention to persisting gender disparities and the threat of a deepening educational and socio-economic divide. It creates awareness forthe problems of the educationally marginalized and their unequal chances to participate in education and its benefits.

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Education is seen as one of the key factors for development and it is given high priority in development agendas. This book exemplifies the links between schooling and development in Gilgit-Baltistan in northern Pakistan, which is considered a model region for successful educational expansionand rural development. In this cutting-edge ...

Dr. Andreas Benz is research associate at the Centre for Development Studies (ZELF), Freie Universitat, Berlin, Germany. He studied Human Geography, Islamic Studies and Political Science at Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat, Freiburg, and Freie Universitat, Berlin. He completed his PhD in 2011 on the topic of education and development in Gil...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:452 pages, 9.45 × 7.09 × 0.1 inPublished:July 15, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199069174

ISBN - 13:9780199069170

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List of TablesList of FiguresList of Abbreviations1. Introduction: The Sparkle in the Mountains2. Theoretical Perspectives on Education and Development2.1 Education and Development Theories2.2 Economics of Education and Human Capital Approach2.3 Sociology of Education2.4 Synopsis: A Dialectical Perspective on Education for Development3. Research Design3.1 Analytical Framework and Research Questions3.2 Methodology3.3 Structure of Secondary Sources on Education in Gilgit-Baltistan4. Introduction to the Research Region4.1 Dynamics of Livelihood Change in Gilgit-Baltistan4.2 Introduction to the Case Study Villages5. The Education System in Pakistan and Gilgit-Baltistan5.1 The Challenges of Education in Pakistan5.2 The Rise of Non-Elitist Private Schools5.3 A Short History of Educational Expansion in Gilgit-Baltistan6. The State of Education in Gilgit-Baltistan in Regional and Historical Perspective6.1 Regional Disparities in the Levels of Education in Gilgit-Baltistan6.2 Regional Disparities in Enrolment in Gilgit-Baltistan6.3 Gilgit-Baltistan's Rising Education Levels in Historical Perspective7. Livelihood Strategies on Education7.1 Rationales and Motives for Educational Behaviour and Expectations of Future Education Outcomes7.2 'Housework for Girls, Education for Boys?' - Gendered Education Rationales7.3 Parents' Considerations on the 'Right Type of Education' and their School Preferences Opening the Black Box: Intra-Household Decision-Making, Gender Roles and the Division of Labour7.4.1 Intra-Household Status Hierarchies and Unequal Power in Decision-Making7.4.2 Mobilization of Household Resources for Education Strategies - Who Takes on the Burdens and Costs of Education?7.4.3 Intra-Household Resource Allocation for Educational Investments: Unequal Distribution of Educational opportunities7.5 Relevance of Parents' Education Level for Children's Education7.6 Education Migration: Ways to Higher Education7.7 Alternative Ways to Obtain Higher Education - Distance Education, Home Learning, and Coaching Classes8. Educational Outcomes8.1 Participation in Formal Sector Employment and Business Activities8.2 Education and Income8.3 Labour Migration: Between Brain-Drain and Beneficial Remittances8.4 Political Participation and Civil Society8.5 Female Education and Empowerment - Changing Gender Roles in the Household and the Community8.6 Education and Changing Prospects in the "Marriage Market"9. Conclusion and Final RemarksReferencesAnnexures