ERIC Number: ED179433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Coordination between Education and Population Policies--A Case Study of India.
Chawla, S. P.
Population and educational policies of the government of India since 1950 are reviewed. A major objective of the study is to take stock of accomplishments and problems in the two policy areas so that policymakers will have up to date information upon which to base future planning. The document is presented in seven chapters. Chapter I offers an overview of demographic and economic problems which influence educational policy. Chapter II explains the focus of the study and describes types of data used. Chapter III analyzes the population policies and programs, including family planning, social welfare, poverty research, and status of women. Chapter IV analyzes and appraises educational policy and projects policy needs with regard to enrollment projections and regional imbalances. Chapter V reviews activities of various planning and coordinating agencies including the ministries of health, family planning, and social welfare. Chapter VI identifies ways in which education and population policies are interrelated. The final report examines the relevance of the case study approach to the Indian population/education situation. Appendices include tables, graphs, charts, diagrams, and excerpts from recommendations of the education commission and various government agencies. (DB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Books, Comparative Education, Demography, Developing Nations, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Literacy Education, Policy, Population Trends, Public Policy, Social Change
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania.
Authoring Institution: National Council of Educational Research and Training, New Delhi (India).