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Tsujita, Yuko – International Journal of Educational Development, 2013
This paper examines the factors that prevent slum children aged 5-14 from gaining access to schooling in light of the worsening urban poverty and sizable increase in rural-to-urban migration. Bias against social disadvantage in terms of gender and caste is not clearly manifested in schooling, while migrated children are less likely to attend…
Descriptors: Admission (School), Elementary Education, Migrants, Foreign Countries
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Sengupta, Atanu; Pal, Naibedya Prasun – International Journal of Educational Development, 2012
Primary education is essential for the economic development in any country. Most studies give more emphasis to the final output (such as literacy, enrolment etc.) rather than the delivery of the entire primary education system. In this paper, we study the school level data from an Indian district, collected under the official DISE statistics. We…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economic Development, Institutional Evaluation, Elementary Schools
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Mehrotra, Santosh – International Journal of Educational Development, 2012
India's Parliament passed the Right to Education Act in 2009, which entitles all children 6-14 years old to at least eight years of schooling. This paper examines the cost of achieving this right to education, and asks whether India can fill the financing gap that must be filled if the right is to be realized. The paper notes the very considerable…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Foreign Countries, Financial Support, Access to Education
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Colclough, Christopher; De, Anuradha – International Journal of Educational Development, 2010
In the early 1990s, large numbers of children in India remained out of school. International commitments to achieve education for all (EFA) globally meant that India was an important case for donors. India was pressed to accept aid for primary education, and agreed with some reluctance. Although subsequent donor involvement was substantial and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Elementary Education, Access to Education
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Sriprakash, Arathi – International Journal of Educational Development, 2010
Global and national agendas to achieve universal primary education and improve the "quality" of school provision in developing countries have identified the need to reform classroom pedagogy. Since the 1990s, child-centred ideas in particular have been utilised in teacher-training programmes and school reforms across many parts of Africa…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Rural Areas
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Mooij, Jos – International Journal of Educational Development, 2008
Since the early 1990s, significant progress has been made with regard to education in India. This positive development stands, however, in sharp contrast with the way in which government teachers themselves think and talk about education. Instead of feeling pride and satisfaction, many teachers are unhappy, and often self-critical. Based on focus…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Social Class, Focus Groups
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Mehrotra, Santosh – International Journal of Educational Development, 2006
This paper reports on findings from a large sample survey in the states of India that account for two thirds of the children out of school. It then examines the feasibility of the central government's goals to ensure all children complete 5 years of school by 2007, and 8 years by 2010. These goals--more ambitious than the global EFA goals--are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Dyer, Caroline; Choksi, Archana; Awasty, Vinita; Iyer, Uma; Moyade, Renu; Nigam, Neerja; Purohit, Neetu; Shah, Swati; Sheth, Swati – International Journal of Educational Development, 2004
The need to enhance the relevance and quality of pre- and in-service teacher education in India has long been recognised in official commentaries. Despite the structural innovation of District Institutes of Education and Training to enhance systemic responsiveness to local contexts, training messages mediated through DIETs are largely not having…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Indigenous Knowledge, Inservice Teacher Education