Education

Education has been one of the prime areas for studies at CBPS. Some of the earlier studies reviewed State Rules drafted for the RTE Act as well as financial and governance challenges for its implementation across different states. Impact of audio-video tools for teaching, quality of acceptance of children admitted under the RTE Act 25% reservation criteria, public expenditure analysis, teacher motivation aspects, review of the working conditions of teachers and community engagement in schools are some of the other studies that were conducted. Currently, CBPS is working on reviewing Open and Distance Secondary Education as a strategy for achieving universalisation of education as well as trying to understand the employment and higher education opportunities for those undergoing distance education through National Institute of Open Schooling and State Open Schools. Another study is analysing the status of education in tribal districts of Maharashtra, primarily through academic and school assessments. The process of online application under RTE Act 25% reservation is also being reviewed in Karnataka.

Projects

  • 21 Sep
    2018
    Duration: June 2018 - December 2018 Funder/Partner: Dalyan Foundation The field of youth mentoring in India is at a very nascent stage in terms of the development of practice and evidence. We undertake an evaluation of a mentoring programme offered by Mentor Together to adolescents who belong to socially and economically marginalised background. The mentoring programme through a one-to-one mento...
  • 16 Jul
    2018
    Duration: July 2018 to December 2019 Status: On-going Funder/Partner: UNICEF, New Delhi The National Policy for Children brought out in 2013 highlighted the state commitment for securing the rights of the child keeping in view the needs of the children at different stages in a life cycle approach. India is a signatory of the UN Convention on the Rights of Child and committed to the Sustai...
  • 16 Jul
    2018
    Duration: July 2018 to September 2019 Status: On-going Funder/Partner: UNICEF, New Delhi Public expenditure on secondary education in India, despite being low in comparison to most countries, is substantial in its size. An analysis of public expenditure patterns becomes important to aid to the understanding of its directions as well as to gauge the efficiency of the expenditure. This stud...
  • 16 Jul
    2018
    Duration: July 2018 to March 2019 Status: On-going Funder/Partner: UNICEF, New Delhi The Government of Telangana is in the process of developing Vision 2025. The vision document will be a larger document aligned to SDGs. WCD Telangana is working on Goals 2 & 5. Hence, these are likely to be mostly though not necessarily linked to Nutrition & Child Protection. The proposed costing ...
  • 15 Jun
    2018
    Duration: April 2018 - February 2019 Status: On-going Funder/ Partner: Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) CBPS is undertaking a study in collaboration with the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences in the area of early childhood care and education (ECCE) to understand the social determinants of early childhood development, and the role of public and private institutions ...
  • 19 Apr
    2018
    Duration: Apr 2018 - Apr 2021 Status: On-going Funder/ Partner: Malala Fund To demonstrate the impact of an empowerment-based mentoring model for adolescent girls. The mentoring model will develop leadership skills, allow girls to develop critical thinking skills, examining and changing their perception of themselves and their aspirations, and enable actions related to themselves, their...
  • 02 Apr
    2018
    Duration: Apr 2018 - Nov 2019 Status: On-going Funder/ Partner: American Jewish World Service In the current Indian context, there is need to focus on secondary education i.e. grades IX to XII, for children between the ages of 14 and 18, for several reasons. Firstly, since the mid 1990s, the enhanced allocation of financial resources through the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and the creation of...
  • 26 Sep
    2017
    Duration: September 2017 – March 2019 Status: On-going Funder/ Partner: British Academy CBPS is undertaking a study in collaboration with the University of Cambridge on developing responsive models for Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) in India. The project aims at analysing contexts, practices and costs of ECCE, with a particular focus on disadvantaged families/communities in I...
  • 01 Jun
    2017
    Duration: April 2017 – December 2018 Status: On-going Funder/ Partner: Azim Premji Foundation Skills education and training have come to occupy a centre-stage within macroeconomic policy and educational frameworks of both the developed and developing worlds. In India also skill development programmes have grown at a rapid pace, ever since the recognition given to it as part of the cou...
  • 01 Jun
    2017
    Duration: May 2017 – September 2017 Status: Completed Funder/Partner: Save the Children Save the Children aims to advocate ECCE as a fundamental right for children between the ages of 3 to 6 years. CBPS is commissioned to undertake a comprehensive study to review the status of ECCE policies and programmes in the country implemented by both the private and the public sector. The study wo...