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This collection provides multiple perspectives regarding the possibility of creating sustainable education practices that are integrated into and relevant to the needs and practices on a global scale. It also focuses on the failure of traditional education to address the problems of globalization. The articles conceive sustainable development education as focusing on the holistic development of the body and mind, encompassing a wide range of issues. This idea is also central to the Gandhian tradition of life knowledge and Nai Talim (New Education). The uniqueness of this compilation is in the multiple perspectives it provides, establishing workable links between local communities, governments, and international organizations that would enable sustainable human development.

Education in a Globalizing ERA: Implications for Disabled Girls*
Education in a globalizing ERA: Implications for disabled girls

One of the casualties of the ever increasing forces of globalization has been education, often understood as instrumental in providing an entry into the social, economic, and political world. Globalization, by definition, is broadly understood as ‘a stretching of social, political and economic activities across frontiers such that events, decisions and activities that take place in one region can have significance for people in other regions’ (Held and McGrew 2003: 54). While maintaining that globalization offers immense possibilities in enhancing trade, communication, interaction, travel as well as culture, there is agreement about its selective and uneven nature.

As Alison Symington (2002: 3) says, ‘Its impact is felt in innumerable ...

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