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Education in India

Education in India
Policy and Practice

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Jandhyala B G Tilak - ICSSR National Fellow and Distinguished Professor, Council for Social Development, and former Vice Chancellor, National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi

January 2021 | 398 pages | SAGE India
Education in India: Policy and Practice presents trends in shifting education policies in independent India and how the State, academia and civil society reacted to the changing priorities during the last 50 years. The 20 chapters, authored by eminent scholars and experts, provide valuable insights into complex policy issues at the grassroots as well as macro levels. The book discusses major challenges and concerns such as growth and inequalities, education of women, quality of higher education and research, and making policy reforms for the transformation of the system in such a way that it helps in broader social transformation. The issues analyzed have also been taken up in the editor’s introductions, which provide a perspective on their wider social, political and economic implications in detail. This volume is an important reference tool for grappling with the challenges of the new National Education Policy 2020.

The series ‘Social Change in Contemporary India’ brings together key texts published in the prestigious journal Social Change, from 1971 till present times. These writings, most of which are considered canonical, address important issues in health, education, poverty and agriculture with special focus on disadvantaged groups. These writings will help readers identify key points in the history of policymaking in India and major discourses and debates and their impact.
About the Series
Foreword by Manoranjan Mohanty
Introduction: Education in the Troubled Decades
PART I Education Challenges
V. K. R. V. Rao
The Challenge
Malcolm S. Adiseshiah
Literacy in the Third World
Rajiv Balakrishnan
Adult Education in India: Policy and Perspectives
J. P. Singh
The State of Education in Rural India: Problems and Prospects
Muchkund Dubey
The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009: The Story of a Missed Opportunity
Rounaq Jahan
Universalization of Secondary Education
Vidhya Das
Education Beyond Classrooms
D. P. Nayar
Overall Educational Planning in India: Retrospect and Prospect
PART II Education of Women and Social Change
M. C. Paul
Colonialism and Women’s Education in India
Muriel Wasi
Educating India’s Women for Social Change
Karuna Chanana
Policy Discourse and Exclusion-Inclusion of Women in Higher Education in India
PART III Higher Education and Research
Moonis Raza
Crisis in Higher Education in India
Subramanian Swamy
The Foreign Educated Indian: His Dilemma
Malcolm S. Adiseshiah
Issues in Development of Higher Education: The Indian Context
Ujagar Singh
Directing Teaching and Research in India for Development
Pravin J. Patel
Research Culture in Indian Universities
PART IV. Reforming Education
V. Eswara Reddy
Reforms in Higher Education: In Retrospect
Manish Kumar Shrivastava and Chandan Chowdhary
Marketing Education: Where Are We Heading?
Kishore Singh
Safeguarding Education as Public Good and Regulating Private Providers
Jandhyala B. G. Tilak
Promising but Perplexing Solutions: A Critique of the Draft National Education Policy 2019

Jandhyala B G Tilak

Jandhyala B. G. Tilak, formerly Professor and Vice-Chancellor, National University of Educational Planning & Administration, is currently ICSSR National Fellow and Distinguished Professor at Council for Social Development, New Delhi, India. Doctorate from the Delhi School of Economics, Dr Tilak taught, besides in the National University of Educational Planning and Administration, in the University of Delhi, the Indian Institute of Education, and as a Visiting Professor, at Centre for International Cooperation in Education Hiroshima University, Virginia University, and Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning. Professor Tilak was... More About Author

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