Concerns, Conflicts, and Cohesions: Universalization of Elementary Education in India
Oxford University Press, 2009 - Education - 350 pages
The volume addresses vital concerns and conflicts that need urgent attention in advancing India's quest for universalizing elementary education. The dialogue among experts, researchers and practitioners offers theoretical perspectives, identifies systemic constraints and points to institutional rigidities that hamper the spread of good quality basic education.
The volume undertakes in-depth analyses, helps understand issues based on the insights of scholars and practitioners, and identifies areas of action for ensuring social cohesion and relevance. It also addresses specific concerns, especially of girls and the socially marginalized groups. The essays draw attention to faulty assumptions, persistent disparities and inadequate commitment to inclusive education, resulting in the neglect of pre-school, out-of-school, over-age, and working children.
Detailed case studies draw attention to systemic deficiencies in school management and administration of the education system.
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