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Introduction: Sociology of Education in India—Trajectory, Location, and Concerns

Geetha B. Nambissan and S. Srinivasa Rao

in Sociology of Education in India: Changing Contours and Emerging Concerns

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198082866
eISBN:
9780199082254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082866.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

The Introduction discusses the themes covered by the essays in this volume about the history of the development, the trajectory, location, and contemporary concerns of the sociology of education ... More


Sociology of Education in India: Changing Contours and Emerging Concerns

Geetha B. Nambissan and Srinivasa Rao (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198082866
eISBN:
9780199082254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082866.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This volume examines the history and research on the sociology of education (SoE) in India. It analyses the influence of culture, identities, structural inequalities, and poverty on education, and ... More


History and the Current State of Elementary Education in India

Florian Matthey-Prakash

in The Right to Education in India: The Importance of Enforceability of a Fundamental Right

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199494286
eISBN:
9780199097067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199494286.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Chapter 1 gives an overview of the history and current status of the education system in India. It identifies parts of the society whom Article 21A is primarily aimed at, and what the most pressing ... More


Transnational Organizations and Education Sector

Md Mizanur Rahman and Rakesh Ranjan

in Indian Migrant Organizations: Engagement in Education and Healthcare

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190121341
eISBN:
9780190990244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190121341.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter discusses various educational projects that transnational migrant organizations run across the country. The chapter mainly describes projects and programmes such as NRI education ... More


Soft Disciplines and Hard Battles *

Geetha B. Nambissan and S. Srinivasa Rao

in Sociology of Education in India: Changing Contours and Emerging Concerns

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198082866
eISBN:
9780199082254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082866.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter examines the conception of education as a so-called ‘soft’ discipline in India. It explains the concept of soft and hard disciplines, and discusses the nature of education, knowledge, ... More


School-Sector Effects on Student Achievement in India

Geeta G. Kingdon

in School Choice International: Exploring Public-Private Partnerships

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262033763
eISBN:
9780262270113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033763.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter illustrates the lack of available data that impedes the analysis of education in India in general, and of private and public schools in particular. In spite of recent developments in the ... More


Multigrade Instruction at Rishi Valley and Neel Bagh: Philosophical and Historical Perspectives

Radhika Herzberger

in J. Krishnamurti and Educational Practice: Social and Moral Vision for Inclusive Education

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199487806
eISBN:
9780199097715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199487806.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Recent surveys of the education scenario in India’s countryside highlight the fact that within a single classroom student learning levels vary greatly. Multigrade classrooms, i.e. classrooms where ... More


Local Organizations and Education Sector

Md Mizanur Rahman and Rakesh Ranjan

in Indian Migrant Organizations: Engagement in Education and Healthcare

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190121341
eISBN:
9780190990244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190121341.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter elaborates on the overall educational infrastructure in India and argues that the country cannot effectively deliver educational opportunities to the many remote and disadvantaged groups ... More


Child Development and Elementary Education

Jean Drèze

in Sense and Solidarity: Jholawala Economics for Everyone

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198833468
eISBN:
9780191871900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833468.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter focusses on early child care and school education. Two essays discuss India's schooling system, drawing on the seminal Public Report on Basic Education (known as PROBE report) as well as ... More


Akshara Keralam to Akshara Bharatham

R.V. Vaidyanatha Ayyar

in The Holy Grail: India's Quest for Universal Elementary Education

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199463473
eISBN:
9780199087129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463473.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter compares and contrasts the Indian Total Literacy Campaigns of the late1980s and early 1990s with similar campaigns in India and elsewhere as well as with the previous centre-based ... More


Infrastructure

Tirthankar Roy

in The Economic History of India, 1857-2010

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190128296
eISBN:
9780190992040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190128296.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

At independence in 1947, the visible legacy of colonial rule in South Asia was the modern infrastructure that the regime had left behind, the ports, canals, the telegraph, sanitation, medical care, ... More


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