Elementary Education in India: Policy Shifts, Issues and Challenges

1st Edition

Jyoti Raina

Routledge India
August 30, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 304 Pages - 8 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138322318 - CAT# K391956


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This volume examines the policy shifts over the past two and a half decades in the Indian education system. It explores how these shifts have unequivocally established the domination of neoliberal capital in the context of elementary education in India.

The volume:

• Discusses a range of elementary education policies and programs in India with focus on the policy development in recent decades of neoliberalism.

• Policy analysis from diverse perspectives and varied vantage points by scholars, activists, and practitioners illustrated with contemporary statistics.

• Introduces the key curriculum, assessment and learning debates from contemporary educational discourse.

• Integrates the tools and methods of education policy analysis with basic concepts in education like equality, quantity, equity, quality and, inclusion.


The volume will be essential for scholars and researchers of education, public policy, sociology, politics and South Asian studies.

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