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Gender and Social Equity in Primary Education
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Gender and Social Equity in Primary Education
Hierarchies of Access

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© 2004 | 380 pages | SAGE India
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
Vimala Ramachandran
Introduction
Leela Visaria and Vimala Ramachandran
What DPEP and Other Data Sources Reveal
Vimala Ramachandran
Hierarchies of Access
Vimala Ramachandran
Institutional Mechanisms and Strategies
Avik Ghosh
Alternative Schools and Education Guarantee Scheme
Vandana Madan
Inside the Classroom
Content Analysis of Classroom Processes - Studies in Eight States  
 
PART TWO: QUALITATIVE MICRO-STUDIES
Vimala Ramachandran and Aarti Saihjee
An Overview of Micro-Studies
Aarti Saihjee
Long Live the Alphabet! Reflections from Betul District, Madhya Pradesh
Vidya Das
More Unequal Than Others
Evidence from Surguja District, Chhattisgarh  
Vandana Mahajan
The Hidden Picture
A Case Study from Hisar District, Haryana  
Vani Periodi
Second Generation Issues in Equity and Education
Learning from Kolar District, Karnataka  
Kameshwari Jandhyala
So Close and Yet So Far
Primary Schooling in Warangal District, Andhra Pradesh  
Aruna Rathnam
The Weft and Warp of Public Education
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.

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Vimala Ramachandran

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. More About Author

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