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The Routledge Handbook of Education in India

Debates, Practices, and Policies

Edited by: Krishna Kumar

Print publication date:  September  2021
Online publication date:  September  2021

Print ISBN: 9780367466770
eBook ISBN: 9781003030362
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781003030362
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Book description

This comprehensive handbook introduces the reader to the education system in India in terms of its structural features, its relations with society and culture, and the debates that have shaped the present-day policy ethos.

The book provides an overview of major debates that have shaped India?s education systems, as well as the significant issues within higher and school education, education studies, and policies. Expert scholars provide a lucid analysis of complex themes such as the equity, access, and the quality of education. The volume also examines legal provisions and policies shaping the distribution structure and curricular issues in major areas of knowledge, as well as the provision of schools for the marginalised, economically weak, and people with disabilities. This new edition includes an analysis of the private sector?s participation in higher education and the technical and vocational education and training systems in India.

This handbook will serve as a valuable resource and guide to educators and public policy practitioners seeking information about India?s contemporary educational challenges. It will also be useful to scholars and researchers of education, public policy and administration, sociology, and political studies, as well as think-tanks, the media, policy-makers, and NGOs.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Compulsion to educate Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Education in urban areas Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Institutional diversity and quality Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Examination for elimination Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Mind the (language-medium) gap Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Science and mathematics teaching in schools and colleges Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The teaching of social sciences in schools and colleges in India Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The uses and teaching of history Download PDF
Chapter  9:  An experiment in rural education Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The making of India as an engineering society Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Discourse of teacher education in India Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Management education in India Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Technical and vocational education and training in India Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Indian higher education Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Gendered access and participation Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Caste quotas and formal inclusion in Indian higher education  Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Tribes and higher education in India Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Private participation in higher education in India Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Active partners Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Access, success, and excess Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Understanding Vyapam Download PDF
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Index Download PDF
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