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The Education of Nomadic Peoples: Current Issues, Future Perspectives

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The Education of Nomadic Peoples

Current Issues, Future Perspectives

Edited by Caroline Dyer

288 pages, 37 illus.

ISBN  978-1-84545-036-6 $135.00/£99.00 Hb Published (June 2006)

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Educational provision for nomadic peoples is a highly complex, as well as controversial and emotive, issue. For centuries, nomadic peoples educated their children by passing on from generation to generation the socio-cultural and economic knowledge required to pursue their traditional occupations. But over the last few decades, nomadic peoples have had to contend with rapid changes to their ways of life, often as a consequence of global patterns of development that are highly unsympathetic to spatially mobile groups. The need to provide modern education for nomadic groups is evident and urgent to all those concerned with achieving Education For All; yet how they can be included is highly controversial. This volume provides a series of international case studies, prefaced by a comprehensive literature review and concluding with an end note drawing themes together, that sets out key issues in relation to educational services for nomadic groups around the world.

Caroline Dyer is Reader in Education in Development at the University of Leeds, U.K. She specialises in aspects of basic education in South Asia, and has a long-standing interest in the educational inclusion of ethnic minorities, particularly mobile communities.

Subject: Educational Studies Development Studies Anthropology (General) Refugee and Migration Studies


List of Figures

Introduction: Education for Nomadic Peoples: an Urgent Challenge
Caroline Dyer

Chapter 1. Education and Development for Nomads: the Issues and the Evidence
Saverio Krätli with Caroline Dyer

Chapter 2. Educational Services and Nomadic Groups in Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda
Roy Carr-Hill

Chapter 3. The Acquisition of Manners, Morals and Knowledge: Growing into and out of Bakkarwal Society
Aparna Rao

Chapter 4. Learning to Wander, Wandering Learners: Education and the Peripatetic Karretjie People of the South African Karoo
Michael de Jongh and Riana Steyn

Chapter 5. Changes in Education as Hunters and Gatherers Settle: Pitjantjatjara Education in South Australia
Bill Edwards and Bruce Underwood

Chapter 6. Cultural Roots of Poverty? Education and Pastoral Livelihood in Turkana and Karamoja
Saverio Krätli

Chapter 7. Bedouin Arabs in Israel: Education, Political Control and Social Change
Ismael Abu-Saad

Chapter 8. With God’s Grace and with Education, We Will Find a Way: Literacy, Education and the Rabaris of Kutch, India
Caroline Dyer and Archana Choksi

Chapter 9. The Qashqa’i, Formal Education, and the Indigenous Educators
Mohammad Shahbazi

Chapter 10. Education and Pastoralism in Mongolia
Demberel and Helen Penn

Chapter 11. Boarding Schools for Mobile People: the Harasiis in the Sultanate of Oman
Dawn Chatty

Chapter 12. Adult Literacy and Teacher Education in a Community Education Programme in Nigeria
Juliet McCaffery, Kayode Sanni, Chimah Ezeomah and Jason Pennells

Notes on Contributors

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