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India Education Report - A Profile of Basic Education
India Education Report - A Profile of Basic Education

India Education Report - A Profile of Basic Education

by Eminent Contributors

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English

Publisher

Oxford University Press

ISBN

0195657950 - Year: 2002 - Pages: 362

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Paperback

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Author: Eminent Contributors
R Govinda/
Editor: R Govinda
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 362
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195657950

Description

It is a unique volume presenting, for the first time, a comprehensive overview of the status of basic education in India that goes beyond the usual statistics. It is the outcome of a detailed and reflective review of all aspects of the Indian education system undertaken on the occasion of the world forum on ‘Education for All’.

It is more than fifty years since the Indian constitution made a commitment to provide free and compulsory education for all up to the age of fourteen. Although the country has made significant strides in quantitative terms, the promise of providing education for all has remained unfulfilled.

‘The India Education Report’ is a unique volume presenting, for the first time, a comprehensive overview of the status of basic education in India that goes beyond the usual statistics on literacy and school enrolment. It is the outcome of a detailed and reflective review of all aspects of the Indian education system undertaken on the occasion of the world forum on ‘Education for All’, convened in Dakar in 2000.

A key feature of this report is that its contributors are all independent experts who present a critical but purposeful analyses of the scale and complexity of the issues involved. The reviews not only serve as useful and objective benchmarks on the status of ‘Education for All’ but also

• comprehensively capture the currently scenario of basic education in India
• address the critical issues and problems stalling the progress towards a fully literate populace
• critically assess past trends and policies, and outline future prospects
• present an analytical overview of the situation both in quantitative and qualitative terms white
addressing regional specificities and differences
• identify current policies, programmes, and issues characterizing different aspects of basic
education in India. These include: literacy campaigns, education of girls childhood care and
education, education of Dalits and of the urban disadvantaged, problems of teacher
education, quality of schools and conditions of learning, role of NGOs in education,
decentralized management and financing of elementary education etc.
• detail the enhanced role of civil society in the governance and management of education
• discuss how management of education has been decentralized across the country through
transfer of power to panchayati raj bodies.

This volume will interest educators, policy-makers, non-governmental organizations, social science researchers, as well as international donor agencies and other bodies actively involved in supporting the provision of education for all.

Contents

Tables
Boxes
Figures
Abbreviations and Acronyms

CHAPTER 1
Providing Education for all in India: An Overview by R Govinda

PART 1
MEETING BASIC LEARNING NEEDS: EXPANDING THE OUTREACH

CHAPTER 2
Early Childhood Care and Education by Venita Kaul

CHAPTER 3
Education of Girls in India: An Assessment by Usha Nayar

CHAPTER 4
Children, Work and Education, Rethinking on Out-of-School Children by Sharada Jain, Alok Mathur, Shobhita Rajgopal and Juhi Shah

CHAPTER 5
Education of Urban Disadvantaged Children by Vandana Chakrabarty

CHAPTER 6
Education for All: The Situation of Dalit Children in India by Geetha B. Nambissan and Mona Sedwal

CHAPTER 7
Education among Scheduled Tribes by K. Sujatha

CHAPTER 8
Education of Children with Special Needs by Sudesh Mukhopadhyay and M. N. G. Mani

PART II
BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS: PUTTING COMMUNITY IN-CHARGE FOR UNIVERSALIZING ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

CHAPTER 9
Decentralization of Education by Vinod Raina

CHAPTER 10
Role and Contribution of Non-Governmental Organization in Basic Education

CHAPTER 11
Private Schools and Universal Elementary Education by Anuradha De, Majumdar, Claire Naronha and Meera Samson

PART III
MEETING QUALITY CONCERNS IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

CHAPTER 12
Texts in Context: Development of Curricula, Textbooks, and Teaching Learning Materials

CHAPTER 13
Learning Conditions and Learner Achievement in Primary Schools: A Review by M. S. Yadav and Meenakshi Bharadwaj with Mona Sedwal and Neeti Gaur

CHAPTER 14
Status of Elementary Teachers in India: A Review by A.S. Seetharamu

CHAPTER 15
Educating the Educators: Review of Primary Teacher Training by C. Seshadri

PART IV
EDUCATION FOR EMPOWERING THE ADULT

CHAPTER 16
Indian Engagement with Adult Education and Literacy by A. Mathew

CHAPTER 17
Education beyond Literacy: Changing Concepts and Shifting Goals by C. J. Dawani

CHAPTER 18
Social Mobilization and Total Literacy Campaigns by Anita Dighe

CHAPTER 19
Education and the Status of Women

PART V
MOBILIZING RESOURCES FOR EDUCATION

CHAPTER 20
Financing Elementary Education in India by Jandhyala B.G. Tilak

PART VI
LEARNING FROM EXPERIENCE: RECOUNTING SUCCESS STORIES

CHAPTER 21
Primary Education in Himachal Pradesh: Examining A Success Story by Anuradha De, Claire Noronha and Meera Samson

CHAPTER 22
From Scriptless Status to a Literate Society: The Story of Mizoram’s Uphill Journey by S. Hom Chaudhuri

CHAPTER 23
Progress towards Education for All: The Case of Tamil Nadu: P. Radhakrishnan and R. Akila

CHAPTER 24
Universal Elementary Education in Rajasthan: A Study with Focus on Innovative Strategies by Sumitra Chowdhury

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