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Key Concepts in Crime and Society

by Ross Coomber, Joseph F Donnermeyer, Karen McElrath and John Scott SAGE Publications 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 RESEARCHIntroduction - Vimala RamachandranWhat DPEP and Other Data Sources Reveal - Leela Visaria and Vimala RamachandranHierarchies of Access - Vimala RamachandranInstitutional Mechanisms and Strategies - Vimala RamachandranAlternative Schools and Education Guarantee Scheme - Avik GhoshInside the Classroom - Vandana Madan Content Analysis of Classroom Processes - Studies in Eight StatesPART TWO: QUALITATIVE MICRO-STUDIESAn Overview of Micro-Studies - Vimala Ramachandran and Aarti SaihjeeLong Live the Alphabet! Reflections from Betul District, Madhya Pradesh - Aarti SaihjeeMore Unequal Than Others - Vidya Das Evidence from Surguja District, ChhattisgarhThe Hidden Picture - Vandana Mahajan A Case Study from Hisar District, HaryanaSecond Generation Issues in Equity and Education - Vani Periodi Learning from Kolar District, KarnatakaSo Close and Yet So Far - Kameshwari Jandhyala Primary Schooling in Warangal District, Andhra PradeshThe 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.