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Govinda, R.; Bandyopadhyay, Madhumita – Online Submission, 2011
In the era of globalisation, provision of quality education is increasingly gaining importance across the world. Like elsewhere, it has already been realised in India that equal attention is needed simultaneously on access, equity and quality to achieve the goal of universalisation of elementary education. It has also been experienced that…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Academic Achievement, Educational Quality
Govinda, R; Bandyopadhyay, Madhumita – Online Submission, 2010
In recent years, strengthening and better functioning of local governance have become prime concerns of educational reform agenda. Establishment of effective local governance has been part of overall changes in educational governance for several years in many countries including India. It is now widely recognized that effective local governance…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Community Involvement, Governance, Educational Change
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Govinda, Rangachar; Bandyopadhyay, Madhumita – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2010
In recent years, increased demand and massive expansion have brought into Indian schools huge numbers of children who might not have attended in the past. Still, large numbers, and specific groups, of children remain excluded from schooling for various reasons, jeopardizing equitable access to elementary education. Further accentuating this…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Disadvantaged, School Involvement, Foreign Countries
Govinda, R.; Bandyopadhyay, Madhumita – Online Submission, 2008
This analytical review aims at exploring trends in educational access and delineating different groups, which are vulnerable to exclusion from educational opportunities at the elementary stage. This review has drawn references from series of analytical papers developed on different themes i.e. regional disparity in education, social equity and…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Sex Fairness, Access to Education