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Small, Multigrade Schools and Increasing Access to Primary Education in India: National Contexts and NGO Initiatives

Blum, Nicole and Diwan, Rashmi (2007) Small, Multigrade Schools and Increasing Access to Primary Education in India: National Contexts and NGO Initiatives. Consortium for Educational Access, Transitions and Equity (CREATE), Brighton. ISBN 0901881236

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Additional Information: a. Field of enquiry - primary education, Education for All, small schools, access b. Theoretical perspectives, analytical and/or empirical methods used – quantitative analysis of existing schools data in India (DISE), and qualitative research with policy makers and in small schools (using participant observation techniques, interviews, and archival research) c. Original contributions to theory/methodology/policy/practice - To date, research on small schools in India has been largely limited to quantitative data collection regarding their condition and geographical distribution. The expansive growth of small schools in the country, however, and on-going concerns about the quality of education offered in them, highlights the need for more in-depth research about the teaching and learning which are actually happening in these schools. The monograph therefore provides a useful framework for understanding issues relating to small schools and increasing access to primary education in India. It also adds to a rapidly growing international literature on small schools and multigrade teaching (see d. Where appropriate provide evidence of significance as defined by the sub-panel, e.g. that a book has won an international award or a paper reports an invited keynote address at a major conference - N/A e. Information about the research basis and in particular how the criterion of rigour is met, especially for outputs where the research basis of the contribution may not be clear (e.g. articles in professional outlets, teaching or other materials for practitioners). These should only be included in exceptional circumstances. - N/A f. Information about the refereeing procedures to which the output has been subject - The monograph was subjected to peer review. g. The proportional contribution of the author where the output is jointly authored. - Approximately 75% of the research activities and writing.
Controlled Keywords: India , Primary school , Social inclusion , Ethnography , Quantitative analysis , School management , Teaching methods
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Geography, Enterprise, Mathematics and Science
IOE Departments > Departments > Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
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Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2009 16:08
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 10:12
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