Accessing Higher Education: Footprints of Marginalised Groups
Education has been globally accepted as an effective and efficient means to upward development. In case of India, the relevance of higher education is incomparable owing to the rising demands of knowledge, skills and technique. However, another important role of higher education that seems to have been more or less neglectedis the need of HE for individual, communitarian and social welfare. This book attempts to depart from the debate that revolves around the need of HE for polishing skills as demanded directly and / or indirectly by the market forces. It instead tries to understand the importance of HE, the role it plays in relation to the process of marginalization and its limited and fractured availability to the marginalized.
Govardhan Wankhede, is former Professor and Dean, School of Education, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and has been engaged in research and teaching for more than three decades. He has been a recipient of faculty exchange fellowship of DAAD- Germany, France and the UK.
Ivan Reidis the Chancellor of Share World Open University, Malawi, Emeritus Professor of Education at Loughborough University and a Visiting Professor at York St. John University and the University of Bradford [all UK]. He has acted as a consultant, visiting academic or external examiner in some ten countries worldwide. He served over 30 years as the Executive Editor ofResearch in Educationand a Founder Executive Editor of theBritish Journal of Sociology of Education. He also served twice as Vice Chair of the Universities’ Council for the Education of Teachers [UCET], and is Emeritus Board member of the International Council on the Education of Teachers [ICET].