Effects of vocational training on working children in southern India

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dc.contributor.advisor Dansereau, Suzanne
dc.coverage.spatial India
dc.creator Shortall, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:31:44Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:31:44Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.other HD5715.5 I5 S56 2005
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22254
dc.description iii, 87 leaves : 1 col. map ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract and appendices.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 83-87).
dc.description.abstract Inadequate access to proper forms of education is one of the major problems hampering global efforts to eradicate child labour. In the southern Indian state of Karnataka, the non-governmental organization, Concerned for Working Children, endeavours to provide child labourers with new skills through a specific programme of vocational training, formal education and life skills workshops. Called Namma Bhoomi, meaning "Our Land" in the local Kannada language, this programme provides training so that children can acquire marketable skills and better employment opportunities. The purpose of this practicum report is to examine the type of education programme offered at Namma Bhoomi and determine what impacts it has had on the lives of child labourers. In order to determine the impact of this alternative education programme upon the children, interviews were conducted to provide insight into the students' perceptions of success and how Namma Bhoomi has assisted them in achieving this success. Interviews were conducted with 60 individuals; graduates, students, drop outs and staff from the programme.
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HD5715.5.I5
dc.subject.lcsh Occupational training -- India -- Kundapur
dc.subject.lcsh Child labor -- India
dc.subject.lcsh Alternative education -- India -- Kundapur
dc.subject.lcsh Concerned for Working Children (Organization : Bangalore, India)
dc.subject.lcsh Namma Bhoomi (Resource Centre : Kundapur, India)
dc.title Effects of vocational training on working children in southern India
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in International Development Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline International Development Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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