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dc.contributor.authorKurian, Oommen C.*
dc.contributor.authorParvati, Pooja*
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-16T13:46:21Zen
dc.date.available2015-03-16T13:46:21Zen
dc.date.issued2015-03-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/346719
dc.description<p><span>A conscious neglect of school education in the initial decades of independent India is termed by Dreze and Sen (2013) as a 'home-grown folly'. Public services like education are key to nurture participatory growth as well as to ensure that growth improves peoples' living conditions. However, India's highly privatised and compartmentalised education system (largely unaccountable to the public) offers very different opportunities for various social groups and perpetuates social inequalities, instead of reducing them. Three out of four children currently out of school in India are either Dalit (32.4%), Muslim (25.7%) or Adivasi (16.6%). Enactment of the landmark RTE legislation has triggered significant improvements, but evidence shows that quality has often been neglected. While concerns regarding privatisation of education remain, RTE Act offers a first step towards an educational system in India that offers access, equity, and inclusion of all children. </span></p>en_US
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dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherOxfam Indiaen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/right-to-education-act-claiming-education-for-every-child-346719
dc.subjectEducation
dc.subjectGovernance and citizenship
dc.subjectInequality
dc.titleRight to Education Act: Claiming education for every childen_US
dc.typeBriefing noteen_US
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use. Can be shared outside Oxfam.en_US
oxfam.subject.countryIndiaen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordCommunity buildingen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordDiscriminationen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordEducation financingen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordEducationen_US
cr.contributor.collaboratorsPrakash, Ravi; Varghese, Maju; Xavier, Deepak L. and Agrawal, Nisha.en
dc.year.issuedate2015en_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-17T15:00:43Z


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