This book surveys the elementary education system in India by exploring its institutional structures, processes and dynamics. It examines state education policy and institutions; public expenditure in education in educationally backward states; examples from the villages and schools; teaching and learning practices; systemic issues framing equity; and implications for the future.
The book will be useful to scholars and researchers in education, sociology, development studies, and public policy.
Table of Contents
List of Tables. List of Boxes. List of Figures. List of Abbreviations. Acknowledgements 1. Introduction Vimala Ramachandran and Rashmi Sharma 2. State Education Policy and Institutions Rashmi Sharma and Vimala Ramachandran 3. Public Expenditure in Education in Two Educationally Backward States Jandhyala B. G. Tilak 4. Glimpses from the Villages and Schools Vimala Ramachandran, Rashmi Sharma, Nagendra Nagpal, V Sudhakar and Samatha Valluri 5. The Internal Dynamic Rashmi Sharma 6. Teaching and Learning: The Practices Hriday Kant Dewan (Hardy) 7. Systemic Issues Framing Equity Vimala Ramachandran 8. Implications for the Future Rashmi Sharma and Vimala Ramachandran. Bibliography and References. About the Editors. Notes on Contributors. Index
Rashmi Sharma is in the Indian Administrative Service, and as an independent scholar, has written extensively on education and decentralisation.
Vimala Ramachandran is Managing Director, Educational Resource Unit (ERU) Consultants Pvt Ltd, New Delhi.