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

  • 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 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 ensure special attent...
  • 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, ...
  • 07 Jan
    2015
    Duration: Jan 2015-Jan 2016 Status: Completed Funder: Commonwealth of Learning The main objective of this study is to understand the career trajectory chosen by the ODL students and the value addition provided by the ODL institutions in terms of future economic/educational activities. In addition, the study will provide insights into the type of economic and educational activities sought...
  • 08 Apr
    2014
    Duration: Apr 2014 to Sept 2014 Status: Completed Funder: DFID In this study, CBPS has carried out a comprehensive review of the impact and effectiveness of residential schooling facilities for girls from disadvantaged communities. Alongside a comparative understanding of the residential schooling schemes/programmes run by the government & NGOs and their impact, the study also attemp...
  • 08 Feb
    2014
    Duration: Feb 2014 - Aug 2014 Status: Completed Funder/Partner: National University for Education Planning and Administration (NUEPA) CBPS has been commissioned by NUEPA to participate in their 9-State National Study on Working Conditions of Teachers. The research study documents and analyses the recruitment and deployment policies and practice, salary and working conditions (transfer, po...
  • 08 Jan
    2014
    Duration: Jan 2014 - Dec 2017 Status: On-going Funder/ Partner: Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education (PSIPSE) supported by the MacArthur Foundation, the MasterCard Foundation, the Human Dignity Foundation, Wellspring Advisors, Intel Foundation, and ELMA Philanthropies Services. Secondary education in general and ODL at secondary level in particular is ...
  • 08 Nov
    2013
    Duration: November 2013- February 2014 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: CARE India, Oxfam India, Save the Children India Under the DFID-supported International NGOs Partnership Agreement Programme (IPAP) as part of a joint programming proposal on Inclusive Education between Save the Children, Oxfam, and Save the Children (Bal Raksha Bharat), the three INGOs decided to commission a “St...
  • 08 Nov
    2013
    Duration: 2013 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Karnataka The present study aims to understand the quality of acceptance of disadvantaged children who have been admitted to private unaided schools under Section 12(c) of the RTE Act. This is a pilot study to be conducted in the Bangalore Urban District where 45 schools will be covered in 9 ranges such that there is...