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The Crisis of Elementary Education in India

Ravi Kumar Department of Sociology, South Asian University, New Delhi
© 2006   356 pages   SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd   
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Hardcover ISBN: 9780761934998 $76.00

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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