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Challenges to development in India: The role of education

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Titel Challenges to development in India: The role of education
Autor Dr. Rajan Gupta
Herausgeber SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC)
Erscheinungsjahr 2006
Sprache Englisch

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Fachgebiet Physik
Abstract This talk is based on my experiences with issues in development and education in India. I will describe three unfinished journeys: (i) How HIV/AIDS education and awareness lead to a program of "students as agents of change" through the creation of multimedia presentations on societal issues; (ii) how teaching health to village outreach workers lead to an understanding of adolescent migration from villages to towns in search for jobs and the spectre of alcoholism; and(iii) how teaching health to sex workers in Kolkata lead to an understanding of their closed world.

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