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From a Trickle to a TorrentEducation, Migration, and Social Change in a Himalayan Valley of Nepal$
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Geoff Childs and Namgyal Choedup

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780520299511

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520299511.001.0001

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Becoming Students

Becoming Students

(p.100) Chapter 7 Becoming Students
From a Trickle to a Torrent

Geoff Childs

Namgyal Choedup

University of California Press

Chapter 7 focuses on secular education and opens with a case study that illustrates some of the dilemmas that arose during the initial years of educational migration, including how variables ranging from gender to birth parity to political instability affect schooling opportunities. It then addresses the questions of why and how parents are sending children away for school and explores parents’ thoughts on the benefits of secular education. The chapter then analyzes educational migration within a framework of migration network theory, extends the cumulative causation argument by demonstrating how monks play a role in finding places in schools for their younger relatives, and discusses the potential for educational migration to enhance rather than reduce socioeconomic disparities.

Keywords:   education, migration, schools, social networks, cumulative causation, inequality

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