Rendez-vous du CRIEVAT
Date : 15 mars 2011 de 12:00 à 13:30
Lieu : Salle 182 , Pavillon des Sciences de l'éducation



Aims for the future and the role of language : stories of young women in the Himalayan foothills



Cynthia Groff, Ph.D, diplômée en éducation de l’Université de Pennsylvanie et stagiaire postdoctorale au CRIEVAT.



In rural North India, young women face numerous challenges as they consider prospects for their future. Expectations from family, school and society point them sometimes towards jobs, sometimes towards higher education, sometimes towards social service, and almost inevitably towards marriage. Educational opportunities vary in quality and reputation, including a push for English education. This presentation will focus on the life stories and aims for the future expressed by a group of Kumauni young women and the role of language in their attempts to negotiate various expectations and opportunities.