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Gender and Social Equity in Primary Education: Hierarchies of Access

by Vimala Ramachandran SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
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This book highlights the complexities of gender and social equity in primary education in India. It makes an assessment of the District Primary Education Programme and supplements this with six qualitative micro-studies from different states for a more extensive analysis.

PART ONE: DESK RESEARCH Introduction - Vimala Ramachandran What DPEP and Other Data Sources Reveal - Leela Visaria and Vimala Ramachandran Hierarchies of Access - Vimala Ramachandran Institutional Mechanisms and Strategies - Vimala Ramachandran Alternative Schools and Education Guarantee Scheme - Avik Ghosh Inside the Classroom - Vandana Madan Content Analysis of Classroom Processes - Studies in Eight States PART TWO: QUALITATIVE MICRO-STUDIES An Overview of Micro-Studies - Vimala Ramachandran and Aarti Saihjee Long Live the Alphabet! Reflections from Betul District, Madhya Pradesh - Aarti Saihjee More Unequal Than Others - Vidya Das Evidence from Surguja District, Chhattisgarh The Hidden Picture - Vandana Mahajan A Case Study from Hisar District, Haryana Second Generation Issues in Equity and Education - Vani Periodi Learning from Kolar District, Karnataka So Close and Yet So Far - Kameshwari Jandhyala Primary Schooling in Warangal District, Andhra Pradesh The Weft and Warp of Public Education - Aruna Rathnam A Tale of Two Primary Schools in Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu

The book is readable and providing appropriate academic and documentary references and offers all the recent recipes in the space of social equality in the context of access to primary education by gender. This book is useful not only for researchers and policy makers but also for trainers in various fields. The case studies that are included in the book are very interesting, they help to provide context and colour to the general conclusion. Pakistan Journal of Applied Economics
Vimala Ramachandran is Director of the Educational Resourc Unit, Jaipur and Delhi, a research and consulting group which she established in 1998. She began her career teaching Indian politics and political philosophy at a women's college in Delhi University.