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Gender and Social Equity in Primary Education

Gender and Social Equity in Primary Education
Hierarchies of Access

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July 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.
Vimala Ramachandran
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

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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ISBN: 9780761932482