ERIC Number: ED479943
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Primary Education for All in the City of Mumbai, India: The Challenge Set by Local Actors. School Mapping and Local-Level Planning.
This book discusses primary education of the poor in the city of Mumbai, India. It focuses on the city of Mumbai itself and the poor who live in it, answering questions such as What makes the city the way it is? What does it mean to be poor in Mumbai? and How does the poverty of the poor in Mumbai affect their chances of receiving a basic education? The book examines the different implications for public authorities in relation to their role in providing primary education, as well as their relations with the various other players--private and public--working with the poor. The book begins with an examination of the interplay among poverty, education, and the city. It then reviews the roles of the two major entities working for the attainment of universal education: the Municipal Corporation, which includes the department of education, and nongovernmental organizations. The book concludes by highlighting some of the areas where change is clearly needed and by making suggestions on how to bring about these changes. The text is supplemented by many tables, graphs, charts, and summaries of important points. (WFA)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Disadvantaged Environment, Disadvantaged Schools, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropout Rate, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Finance, Enrollment Rate, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, High Risk Students, Nongovernmental Organizations, Primary Education, Public Schools, School Administration, Socioeconomic Influences, Urban Education
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, International Inst. for Educational Planning, 7-9 rue Eugene-Delacroix, 75116 Paris, France. Web site: http://www.unesco.org/iiep.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.