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ERIC Number: EJ904894
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct-5
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1473-0111
Secondary School Education in Assam (India) with Special Reference to Mathematics
Das, N. R.; Baruah, Karuna
International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, Oct 2010
This paper describes the prevailing academic scenarios of a representative group of secondary schools in Assam (India) with special references to students performance in general and mathematics performance in particular. The state of Assam is one of the economically backward regions of India and is witnessing socio-political disturbances mainly centered with younger population. Object oriented education leading ensured employment is expected to reduce the present social crisis in this region. Appropriate secondary school knowledge backed by perfect learning in mathematics can make students competent for future career. Investigation of prevailing education scenario vis-a-vis mathematics performance of students of 21 representative schools of Assam revealed wide variations of academic environment amongst the school so also the variations of performances. The financial and managerial statuses of the schools seem to be major factors influencing academic performance. In general, academic performances as well as mathematics performances of the government and private schools are better than the schools not getting government aids. The study also revealed that mathematics performances of schools are positively correlated with (a) the academic performance of school indicated by school leaving pass percentage and also (b) with the performances in subjects other than mathematics. On the other hand, students and teacher ratio seems not to affect the mathematics performance of the schools. Improvement of the performance of secondary school in Assam is required considering the societal needs. (Contains 3 tables and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India