EDUCATION FOR ALL IN INDIA: MYTH & 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 (US $ 8)
The book gives specific details about the policies on `Education for All’ and certain flaws in implementing these policies. It encompasses the education scenario from school level onwards. The book while examining the enrolment sources highlights the discrepancies in official estimates and those collected by the quasi-official agencies. It also studies pattern of over-age and under-age children in different age groups and computes refined enrolment ratios.
Further the book examines and revises Eighth five-year Plan targets of additional population need to be enrolled. It also presents number of years and corresponding calendar year, a State/Union Territory would take to achieve goal of universalisation of elementary education and to attain universal literacy status.
The book also presents demographic and educational scenario in the country that follows a careful evaluation of population projection techniques with special reference to sub-national level and discusses a variety of measures of internal efficiency of education system.