Description : Part I of this book, which comprises the bulk of the volume, consists of a bibliography of approximately 650 publications on child education. The publications include articles from 58 Indian journals and newspapers published in the English language. The bibliography also references books, research reports, and doctoral theses that have been reviewed in journals and newspapers. The bibliography has both an author and a subject index. Full bibliographic information is provided in both indexes. Part II of the book includes a description of a proposed children's university, which would house children from around India, include several centers of research on problems related to child development, and sponsor cultural centers for each Indian State. Also included are: (1) an essay concerning the problems and potentials of research on children's reading; (2) excerpts from the Indian Constitution that concern issues relating to children; (3) statistics on school enrollment and adult literacy in India; and (4) a list of 79 specialists in the field of child education. (BC)
Description : Narrative and Experience in Multicultural Education explores the untapped potential that narrative and experiential approaches have for understanding multicultural issues in education. The research featured in the book reflects an exciting new way of thinking about human experience. The studies focus on the lives of students, teachers, parents, and communities, highlighting experiences seldom discussed in the literature. Most importantly, the work emphasizes the understanding of experience and transforming this understanding into social and educational significance.