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

  • 26 May
    2020
    Duration: 26 June 2019 – 20 December 2019 Funder/ Partner: The United Nations Educational, Scientific And Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Achieving gender equality in and through education is central to meeting the targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is clear that gender disparity exists in education, and largely disadvantages girls. However, there are specific disadv...
  • 27 Feb
    2020
    Prof. Yusuf Sayed from the University of Sussex and Dr. Padma Sarangapani from TISS approached Dr. Jyotsna Jha to contribute one chapter on 'Mapping the teaching profession' in Handbook of Education Systems in South Asia (HESSA), to be published by Springer in 2019, as a part of their Major Reference Works Series. The Handbook covers 10 countries in South Asia. Manzoor Ahmed from Bangladesh als...
  • 21 Sep
    2018
    Duration: June 2018 - March 2019 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 mentorin...
  • 16 Jul
    2018
    Duration: July 2018 to December 2019 Status: Completed 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 Sust...
  • 16 Jul
    2018
    Duration: July 2018 to September 2020 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 stu...
  • 16 Jul
    2018
    Duration: July 2018 to September 2020 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 cos...
  • 15 Jun
    2018
    Duration: April 2018 - February 2020 Status: Completed 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: April 2018 - April 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, t...
  • 02 Apr
    2018
    Duration: April 2018 - July 2020 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...
  • 26 Sep
    2017
    Duration: September 2017 – September 2019 Status: Completed 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/communitie...