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ERIC Number: EJ1001477
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
The Role of Parental Involvement in India: A Context-Based Review
Saravanabhavan, Rc; Saravanabhavan, Sheila; Muthaiah, N.
Journal of School Public Relations, v33 n3 p199-215 Sum 2012
The article presents a historical overview of education in India, followed by a background on current demography, governance structures, and status. The role of parent involvement is traced from ancient times to the modern era to highlight how this phenomenon has evolved. A review of recent national policies stemming from the 2009 Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act and the few available studies on this subject reveals a national aspiration to decentralize educational governance and involve parents at the community level. An emerging profile of parent involvement and the challenges to fully realize this national objective are discussed. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India