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Mukhopadhyay, Rahul; Sriprakash, Arathi – Journal of Education Policy, 2013
This paper critically examines the ways in which inclusion and equity are constituted through education development policies in India. Programmes implemented under global and national Education for All (EFA) policies have largely involved the quantification of "equity" whereby schooling processes are measured against broad targets for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Network Analysis, Ethnography
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Ward, Michael – Journal of Education Policy, 2011
This case study of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) in India, the largest basic education programme in the world, assesses the significance of foreign aid for achieving increased access to elementary education from 2002 to 2010, particularly for the most disadvantaged. It reviews the practical experience of India and its development partners in jointly…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Role, Educational Development
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Nambissan, Geetha B. – Journal of Education Policy, 2010
Debates on the global economic recession have failed to draw adequate attention to the meaning of the crisis for the poor and their education, especially in later developing societies. In this paper, I focus on the education of children of the poor in India--a country that has experienced economic slowdown rather than recession. Available research…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Poverty, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Finance