ERIC Number: EJ1166265
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
From Government to Governance: Teach for India and New Networks of Reform in School Education
Subramanian, Vidya K.
Contemporary Education Dialogue, v15 n1 p21-50 Jan 2018
The Teach for India (TFI) programme, an important offshoot of the Teach for All/Teach for America global education network, began as a public-private partnership in 2009 in poorly functioning municipal schools in Pune and Mumbai. Like its American counterpart, the programme in India has similar ideas of reform and recruits college graduates and young professionals to serve as teachers in under-resourced government schools and low-cost private schools as part of a two-year fellowship. Over the past 7 years, the organisation has expanded its reach to five other cities in the country--Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai and Ahmedabad--and is emerging as a focal point in a growing network of urban not-for-profit organisations seeking to infuse new logics of reform in municipal school administrative bodies. This article situates the emergence of the TFI programme in the Indian context and maps its links to local, national and global actors and organisations using Social Network Analysis (SNA). Through the use of SNA, the article highlights the growing network of non-state institutions in metro cities, most notably Mumbai and Delhi, which are playing a key role in school reform focusing on school management, school leadership, advocacy and teacher training.
Descriptors: Governance, Educational Change, Social Networks, Network Analysis, Foreign Countries, Program Descriptions, Municipalities, Fellowships, Urban Areas, Nonprofit Organizations, Metropolitan Areas, School Administration, Instructional Leadership, Advocacy, Teacher Education, Teacher Recruitment, Partnerships in Education
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Identifiers - Location: India