Tag Search: “schooling”
Learning environment as third teacher? Evidence on the impact of school infrastructure
One of the ways to ensure education quality in schools is to create education facilities that are child-centred and provide a safe, inclusive, and effective learning environment for all. In this post,...
- Diego Ambasz Tigran Shmis Maria Ustinova Kumar Vivek
- 06 December, 2019
The precocious period: Impact of early menarche on schooling in India
In socio-cultural contexts onset of menstruation (menarche) adversely affects educational attainments of girls. This article shows that onset of menses before age 12 causes a 13% decrease in school en...
- Madhulika Khanna
- 04 December, 2019
Banerjee and Duflo’s journey with Pratham
This year’s economics Nobel laureates Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo have worked closely with education NGO Pratham in India for more than 20 years. Over time, this unique partnership of research a...
- Rukmini Banerji
- 13 November, 2019
Draft National Education Policy: Vision for out-of-school children
The draft National Education Policy released in May 2019 took a step forward by recommending an extension of the scope of the right to education act by including pre-primary and secondary education wi...
- Seema Rajput
- 11 November, 2019
Understanding school choices under RTE’s 25% mandate
Section 12(1)(c) of the Right To Education Act mandates non-minority status private schools to reserve at least 25% seats for the disadvantaged and weaker sections of the society. This article analyse...
- Ambrish Dongre Ankur Sarin Karan Singhal
- 16 September, 2019
Why do parents invest in girls’ education? Evidence from rural India
Adolescent girls in rural Rajasthan frequently leave education early and marry young. This article develops a novel methodology to elicit average parental preferences over a daughter's education and a...
- Abigail Adams Alison Andrew
- 07 August, 2019
Right to Education Act: Trends in enrolment, test scores, and school quality
A decade ago, India joined a range of countries that mandate free, compulsory education for school-aged children. Passed in August 2009, India’s Right to Education Act was potentially transformative l...
- Manisha Shah
- 12 July, 2019
Building foundations well: The challenge for primary education
Rukmini Banerji contends that the draft New Education Policy gets it right in emphasising the importance of Early Childhood Care and Education and the need to urgently work on establishing foundationa...
- Rukmini Banerji
- 03 July, 2019
A quiet revolution: The case of primary education in Uttar Pradesh
The challenge in India’s school education system today is how to translate years of schooling into learning. While there is reason to lament the learning crisis, a quiet movement is taking place in Ut...
- Shobhini Mukerji
- 31 May, 2019
- Notes from the Field
It runs in the family: Parents’ education and child learning outcomes
Early life learning is known to influence later life outcomes like schooling, employment, and income. It is thus vital to identify strategies to enhance child learning in schools. This article examine...
- Naveen Sunder
- 20 May, 2019
What do children in rural India do in their early years?
This year’s Annual Status of Education Report throws light on what children in India do in their early years. In this article, Bhattacharjea and Ramanujan argue that the assumption that there is a uni...
- Suman Bhattacharjea Purnima Ramanujan
- 29 March, 2019
School education in India: Equity in learning?
In recent years, the focus has shifted from enrolment to learning in school education in India. The debate has been centred on learning levels of children and whether they moved up or down, but what a...
- Wilima Wadhwa
- 13 March, 2019