COMMENTS ON EFA BOOKS

EDUCATION FOR ALL IN INDIA: ENROLMENT PROJECTIONS

By Arun C. Mehta, Publishers: National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), New Delhi and Vikash Publishing House Private Limited, 576 Masjid Road, Jangapura, New Delhi – 110016 (INDIA) 1998, Price Indian Rs. 335 only (US $ 9).

“There is no doubt that this is a major contribution to the understanding of the demographics of primary education in India. The study should be broadly useful to the Government of India, to scholars in India and to the World Bank and other international agencies.” John Middleton,The World Bank, Washington, D.C., USA

“A valuable document for reference for all those who are interested in the development of elementary education in the country”. Dr. A.B.L.Srivastava,Retired Professor, NCERT, New Delhi

EDUCATION FOR ALL IN INDIA – MYTH AND REALITY

By Arun C. Mehta, Kanishka Publishers and Distributors, IX/2325, Street Number 12, Kailash Nagar, Delhi- 110031 (INDIA), 1995, price Indian Rs. 300/-only (APPROX. US $ 8)

“The contributions of DR. Arun C. Mehta in his illustrious book, is outstanding because has done a penetrating analysis of the educational scenario in various aspects. I would like to congratulate him for the in-depth analysis of the situation. Each chapter in the book is a revelation. An excellent analysis of the current situation and forecasts for the year 2006, as the likely year of achieving 100 per cent enrolment rates has been presented. Dr. Mehta has beautifically presented and critically analysed the literature already available on the subject” Dr. S. N. Saraf, Former Advisor, Planning Commission in Journal of Education and Social Change, Indian Institute of Education, Pune, 1995

“Mehta has indeed put great efforts in developing this book. His exercise about the likely years of attaining UEE for boys and girls after adjusting the GER’s is quite meaningful. This is an important methodological contribution and will be of great help to policy planners and students of educational planning in India” Dr. M.K.Premi, Former Professor, Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi in Journal of Educational Planning, NIEPA, New Delhi, 1995