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Quality of Secondary Education in India

Concepts, Indicators, and Measurement

  • Charu Jain
  • Narayan Prasad

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvii
  2. Theoretical and Conceptual Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Charu Jain, Narayan Prasad
      Pages 9-16
    3. Charu Jain, Narayan Prasad
      Pages 31-35
  3. Research Methodology and Study Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Charu Jain, Narayan Prasad
      Pages 39-49
    3. Charu Jain, Narayan Prasad
      Pages 51-64
  4. Secondary Education in India: Growth, Disparities, and Linkages

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
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      Pages 67-78
    3. Charu Jain, Narayan Prasad
      Pages 79-106
    4. Charu Jain, Narayan Prasad
      Pages 107-146
  5. Determinants of Quality of Education: Empirical Results and Discussion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Charu Jain, Narayan Prasad
      Pages 149-162
    3. Charu Jain, Narayan Prasad
      Pages 189-207
  6. Summary and Suggestions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Charu Jain, Narayan Prasad
      Pages 211-222
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 223-225

About this book

Introduction

This book provides useful insights into quality issues in secondary education in India and addresses the important questions of why there is need to improve the quality of education; how one can measure the quality of education; and the ways to improve quality. The analysis in this book is conceptually designed at three levels: national level performance and linkages; state level progress, disparities and linkages; and determinants of quality education at school level for measuring students learning outcomes and efficient teaching practices. 

The authors have used both quantitative and qualitative methods to probe into the various issues related to the quality of secondary education at micro and macro levels. This book provides a methodological framework to scholars attempting to measure and evaluate the quality of secondary education under various settings. It provides interesting insights into the identification of factors determining quality outcomes. The chapters discuss issues related to quality concepts, research methodologies, comparative analysis, key challenges, socio-economic linkages of secondary education, quality of education from students' and teachers' perspectives, quality measurement and policy suggestions. This is a valuable resource for researchers and students in the area of economics of education, education planning and administration, development studies and economics. This book is also useful for educational administrators and policy makers. 

Keywords

disparities in secondary education in India factors affecting learning behaviour factors affecting student outcomes Indian school education system teaching practices in private schools student retention at secondary level concerns with government schools quality issues in secondary education in India

Authors and affiliations

  • Charu Jain
    • 1
  • Narayan Prasad
    • 2
  1. 1.National Council of Applied Economic ResearchNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.School of Social SciencesIndira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)New DelhiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-4929-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-4928-6
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-4929-3
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