Research in India on Early Childhood Education and School Readiness: Some Learnings

  • Venita Kaul


This chapter offers field-based and empirical insights into the content, processes, and implementation of ECCE in India, through a review of the research available within the country on ECE and School Readiness. The first part of the chapter focuses on research studies conducted in the past decade in India; these are thematically categorized. This part also discusses the implications of their findings. The second part provides a brief introduction to the methodology, findings, and recommendations of the recently concluded longitudinal India Early Childhood Education Impact Study (IECEI), which is the first large-scale study of its kind in the country; it has also influenced the content and structure of this volume.


Indian research Early childhood education ICDS India Early Childhood Education Impact Study(IECEI) 


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  • Venita Kaul
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  1. 1.CECEDAmbedkar University DelhiNew DelhiIndia

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