EFA 2000 Assessment: Case Studies Conducted in India

The World Conference on Education for All – The Year 2000 Assessment was held recently (26-28 April 2000) at Dakar, Senegal. A lot of activities were initiated in this regard in India. The country report was based upon a set of three core documents, namely (i) EFA 18-core indicators; (ii) The state of the art review on learning achievements; and (iii) The state of the art review on learning conditions. In addition, twenty-three studies covering different aspects of EFA in India were also initiated. This exercise has generated enormous amount of information about India in its efforts towards achieving the goal of EFA during the previous decade. The following studies have been conducted.

Indian engagement with adult education and literacy: A. Mathew

Primary teacher training in the EFA decade: C. Seshadri

Social mobilization and literacy campaigns: Anita Dighe

Status of elementary teachers in India: A. S. Seetharamu

Changing concepts and shifting goals: Post literacy and continuing education in India: C. J. Daswani

Education and the status of women: Vimala Ramachandran

Early childhood care and education: Venita Kaul

Decentralization of education: Vinod Raina

Education of girls of India: an assessment: Usha Nayar

Role of private schools in basic education: Anuradha De, Manabi Majumadar, Meera Samson and Claire Noronha

Education of the urban disadvantaged: Vandana Chakrabarty

Role and contribution of NGOs to basic education: Disha Nawani

Children, work and education: Rethinking on out-of-school children: Sharada Jain

Role of media in education for all: Avik Ghosh

Education of children with special needs: Sudesh Mukhopadhyay and M.N.G.Mani

Financing of elementary education in India: Jandhyala B. G. Tilak

Education among tribals: K. Sujatha EFA in Mizoram: The dynamics of success: S. Hom Chaudhari

Participatory micro-planning for universal primary education: Abhimanyu Singh

Primary education in Himachal Pradesh: Examining a success story: Anuradha De, Claire Noronha and Meera Samson

Learning conditions for primary education:A review: M.S.Yadav and Meenakshi Bhardwaj

Universal elementary education in Rajasthan: A study with focus on innovative strategies: Sumitra Chowdhury

Learner achievement in primary schools: M.S.Yadav and Meenakshi Bhardwaj

Progress towards education for all: The case of Tamil Nadu: P. Radhakrishnan and R. Akhila

Tests in Context: an EFA 2000 review – Development of curricula, text books, and teaching learning materials: Anita Rampal


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