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

  • 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: Ongoing 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 woul...
  • 04 Jan
    2017
    Duration: December 2016 - April 2017 Status: On-going Funder/ Partner: Tata Education and Development Trust, Mumbai CBPS has been entrusted with the Mid-term review for a Tata trust grant to M.V. Foundation for ensuring education for children in vulnerable areas across two states in India. The mid-term review will assess progress against planned activities, review of outputs and of outcom...
  • 20 Sep
    2016
    Duration: September – December 2016 Status: Completed Funder / Partner: Room to Read Room to Read has been working in India since 2003 in the areas of Literacy and Girls’ Education. In the past thirteen years, Room to Read has helped set up libraries in government schools, trained teachers on literacy instruction, published children’s literature in local language and provided mat...
  • 14 Jun
    2016
    Duration: June 2016 - December 2016 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: Azim Premji Foundation Internationally, skills have come to be accepted as the key drivers of economic prosperity and social mobility (Gibb and Walker, 2011; Keep and Mayhew, 2010; Nikson, Warhurst Cullen and Watt, 2003). The new skills discourse is not just a reinstatement of the earlier emphasis on practical or vocat...
  • 30 Mar
    2016
    Duration: Dec 2015 - May 2016 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: Commonwealth of Learning This study is a desk-based review of the current situation of boys and their engagement with learning in the Commonwealth countries. The purpose of this study is to get a clear picture on the current situation of boys’ underachievement in the Commonwealth in order to facilitate synergised efforts a...
  • 08 Jun
    2015
    Duration: Jun 2015 - Jun 2016 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: NUEPA, New Delhi (through Grants-in-Aid by MHRD) This review attempts to analyse the newly introduced online process for admissions under RTE 12(1)(c) in Bangalore to understand the process and its gaps, learnings for the Department and experiences of cluster/block/district/state level officials, parents and school administ...
  • 08 Apr
    2015
    Duration: Apr 2015 - Dec 2016 Status: On-going Funder/ Partner: UNICEF, Mumbai Statistics for education amongst tribal children in Maharashtra depict lower literacy levels and educational attainment. This study aims to understand the status of educational attainment for tribal populations in select districts with high, medium and low levels of tribal enrollment, policies/programmes that e...
  • 20 Mar
    2015
    Duration: March 2015 to December 2015 Funder: Jharkhand Education Project Council Status: Completed This field-based study was undertaken to examine the following: Process of constitution of School Management Committee. How Functional are School Management Committee. Effectiveness of School Management Committee. Role and Function of SMC. Level of understanding of their ro...
  • 08 Jan
    2015
    Duration: Jan 2015 - Jul 2015 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: Prajayatna CBPS is involved in the validating the Kalikayatna initiative - A new approach to learning, operating in lower and higher primary government schools in selected states across India. The feasibility of expanding this approach to all government schools in Karnataka will also be examined. Emphasis, in this approach, ...