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The Crisis of Elementary Education in India

The Crisis of Elementary Education in India

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Ravi Kumar - Department of Sociology, South Asian University, New Delhi, India

October 2006 | 356 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
The right to education has become the single most important agenda in the context of India`s development today, and this book addresses the issues that characterise the crisis in elementary education in the country. Bringing together diverse perspectives and analyses from scholars, activists and administrators, this volume covers issues of

–legal obligations
–economic implications
–inclusive education

Introducing the readers to the flavour of the most significant debates in education, this volume will provide educationists, social scientists and policy makers a gamut of analyses on diverse themes of elementary education at one place.
Ravi Kumar
Equality, Quality and Quantity - The Challenges of Education in India

Anil Sadgopal
Dilution, Distortion and Diversion
A Post-Jomtien Reflection on Education Policy

Vasudha Dhagamwar
Child Rights to Elementary Education
National and International Provisions

Amarjeet Sinha
Operationalizing the Constitutional Guarantee of Right to Education
Issues of Resource Crunch and State Commitment

Sadhna Saxena
Marginalization of the Equity Agenda
Karuna Chanana
Educate Girls, Prepare Them for Life?
Madan M Jha
Inclusive Education in the Context of Common Schools
A Question of Equity, Social Justice and School Reforms

Geetha B Nambissan
Terms of Inclusion
Dalits and the Right to Education

Ravi Kumar
Educational Deprivation of the Marginalized
A Village Study of the Mushar Community in Bihar


The book is a compact volume with a focused analysis of the specific problems of elementary education, emphasising the challenges faced by our country, particularly after the structural adjustment programmes. The book provides exhaustive reference materials related to education that will be of immense help to researchers, students and teachers in education.

Development and Change

The Crisis of Elementary Education in India, is an exhaustive account of efforts made by the Indian government to implement various schemes for providing elementary education to both male and female pupils, under different age group….The book is a scholarly effort to pinpoint the lacunae of elementary education in India. It provides the much needed help to Indian education managers to reassess the situation and formulate their obsolete policies anew.

Books & People

[This book] introduces pertinent debates and addresses key questions concerning the current crisis in elementary education in the country. Introducing readers to the flavour of various debates in education, this volume provides interested educationists and lacklusture policy-makers a gamut of analyses on diverse themes of elementary education at one place.

Sunday Pioneer

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