Non-Fiction Books:

Education and Inequality in India

A Classroom View

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Education and Inequality in India by Manabi Majumdar
Save $95.00
$255.99 was $350.99
or 4 payments of $64.00 with Learn more
In stock with supplier

The item is brand new and in-stock in with one of our preferred suppliers. The item will ship from the Mighty Ape warehouse within the timeframe shown below.

Usually ships within 2-3 weeks

Availability

Delivering to:

Estimated arrival:

  • Around 22-28 June using Express Delivery
    Mighty Ape can deliver this product within 1-2 business days (usually overnight) to urban centres across Australia, and some remote areas. Learn more
  • Around 25 Jun to 2 Jul using standard courier delivery

Description

Universalization of primary education has been high on the policy agenda in India. This book looks at the reproduction of social inequalities within the educational system in India, and how this is contested in different ways. It examines whether the concept of `education for all' is just a mechanically conceived policy target to chasing enrolment and attendance or whether it is a larger social goal and a deeper political statement about the need for attacking entrenched social inequalities. Drawing on original data collected in the two states of Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal, the authors present the multiple ways in which social class impinges on the educational system, educational processes and educational outcomes. The book goes on to explore issues around autonomy and accountability via an analysis of the position of teachers within the educational hierarchy, and by looking at the various possibilities of making teachers accountable. Recommendations related to the necessity for a larger debate and normative framework are made, including whether private schools should play a role, and whether it is necessary to move from government action and responsibilities to a broader concept of public action. The book presents in interesting contribution for students and scholars of South Asian studies, as well as Education and Public Policy studies.

Author Biography

Manabi Majumdar is a member of the academic faculty at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, India. She has published on issues of human development and democracy. Jos Mooij is Associate Professor at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Netherlands. Her main research interests are the politics of public policies, policy process, food policy, education policies, decentralisation, also in the context of India.
Release date Australia
August 23rd, 2011
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
1 Line drawings, black and white; 9 Halftones, black and white; 11 Tables, black and white
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
208
Dimensions
156x234x18
ISBN-13
9780415495349
Product ID
3978595

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
  • Seen a lower price for this product elsewhere? We'll do our best to beat it. Request a better price
Filed under...