Who Goes to School?: Exploring Exclusion in Indian Education

Hardcover | June 15, 2011

EditorR. Govinda

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As a result of the boom in private-sector education and the attempts to universalize elementary education, there has been an unprecedented increase in school enrolment in India. Still, large numbers of children, especially from disadvantaged communities, are deprived of quality education,which has thwarted the equitable access to basic education. This book explores such exclusion and the policies and actions required to develop an inclusive education system. It focuses on aspects ranging from malnutrition, gender and social equity, migration, drop out, and differentiation in schooling provisions to matters of teaching and governance.Combining statistical analysis and reviews, it explains patterns of access and exclusion. Outlining policy and legislation on access to education, the book analyses the way in which educational access is conceptualized and identifies areas for future research.

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As a result of the boom in private-sector education and the attempts to universalize elementary education, there has been an unprecedented increase in school enrolment in India. Still, large numbers of children, especially from disadvantaged communities, are deprived of quality education,which has thwarted the equitable access to basic...

R. Govinda is Vice Chancellor and Head of the Department, Department of School and Non-Formal Education at the National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA) in New Delhi.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:480 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.98 inPublished:June 15, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ForewordPrefaceAcknowledgementsList of Abbreviations1. R. Govinda and Madhumita Bandyopadhyay: Access to Elementary Education: Analytical Overview2. Mona Sedwal and Sangeeta Kamat: Education and Social Equity in Elementary Education3. Madhumita Bandyopadhyay and Ramya Subramanian: Gender Equity in Education: A Review of Trends and Factors4. Shanta Sinha and A.N. Reddy: School Dropouts or 'Pushouts'? Overcoming Barriers for the Right to Education5. Nalini Juneja: Access to What? Diversity and Participation6. R. Govinda and Madhumita Bandyopadhyay: Local Governance and Community Participation in Elementary Education7. Mona Sedwal: Teachers and Teacher Education: Impact on Elementary Education8. Smita: Distress Seasonal Migration and its Impact on Children's Education9. Neelam Sood: Malnourishment among Children in India: Linkages with Cognitive Development and School Participation10. R. Govinda: Issues and Priorities for Research and ActionNotes on ContributorsIndex