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xiv+721 pp, 2012 impression

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Education is a powerful instrument of social transformation and nation building. With this vision the Education Commission (1964-66) popularly known as Kothari Commission was constituted. The book attempts to reflect on the basic premises, relevance and impact of recommendations of the Kothari Commission on policy formulation broadly in seven thematic areas: perspectives, goals and values; equality and social justice; curriculum, pedagogy and knowledge; planning and governance; resources and national economy; research and development; and contemporary education development concerns. The book should be of considerable interest to all those who are interested in issues relating to development of education in India, policy planners, research scholars and students of education.

About Author

Ved Prakash is the Vice-Chancellor of the National University of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi. A recipient of the US Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Prof. Ved Prakash has held several eminent positions including the Secretary, University Grants Commission, Adviser (Education), Planning Commission, Government of India and Professor and Head, DEME, NCERT. He is known for his contributions in the areas of higher education, examination reforms and measurement and evaluation. He had been instrumental in designing multiple types of achievement and aptitude tests employed for the identification of talent at primary and secondary stages as also for conducting nation-wide learning achievement surveys. He has authored a number of books, papers and articles covering different aspects of school and higher education.

K. Biswal is Associate Professor at the National University of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi. His areas of specialization include economics of education, decentralized planning, school mapping and micro planning. He has authored a couple of books on labour market segmentation and women's labour market status and a number of research papers and articles covering various aspects of literacy, basic education and decentralization in education.

A. K. Sharma, Anil Sadgopal, Anita Ghai, Arjun Dev, C. Seshadri, Dinesh Abrol, H. P. Dikshit, Hriday Kant, Jandhyala B G, L. Pulamte, M. A. Khader, M. Anandakrishnan, M. S. Yadav, Madan Mohan Jha, Madhu Prasad, Mohd. Akhtar Siddiqui, Pushpa M. Bhargava, Padma Velaskar, R. Govinda, R. P. Singh, Ram Takwale, Sharad Chandra Behar, Sudesh Mukhopadhyay Vijaya S. Varma.


Ved Prakash
Part I
Perspectives Goals and Values
1 Perspectives on Society Education and Values: The Education Commission and After
C Seshadri
2 Revisiting the Education Commission: Perspectives Goals and Values
M Anandakrishnan
3 The Education Commission's Perspectives on Society Education and Development
M S Yadav
4 Education Commission and After: A Segregated School System
Arjun Dev
Part II
Equality and Social Justice
5 Literacy and Elementary Education: Regional Imbalances and Social Inequities
R Govinda
6 Regional Imbalances in Educational Development
R P Singh
7 National Commitment to Education of the Dalits: A Critical Commentary on the Report of the Education Commission
Padma Velaskar
8 Inclusion in Indian Education Policies: Revisiting Equality in the Kothari Commission Report
Madan Mohan Jha
9 The Education Commission's Vision on Inclusive Education: Beginning of a Long Journey
Sudesh Mukhopadhyay
10 Gender and Inclusive Education at All Levels
Anita Ghai
Part III
Curriculum Pedagogy and Knowledge
11 Deciphering Policy Discourse on Place of Work in Curriculum
Anil Sadgopal
12 Teacher Education: How far have we Traversed the Path Envisioned by the Education Commission (1964-66)
M A Khader
13 Teacher Education: Vision of Kothari Commission and Its Realisation
Mohd Akhtar Siddiqui
14 Teacher Education in the Eyes of Education Commissions: Time We Made Incisive Decisions
A K Sharma
15 The Kothari Commission and Curricular Imperatives
Vijaya S Varma
Part IV
Planning and Governance
16 Rethinking Educational Governance for Social Transformation
Sharad Chandra Behar
17 Autonomy Privatization and Commercialization in Higher Education
Madhu Prasad
Part V
Resources and National Economy
18 The Kothari Commission and Financing of Education
Jandhyala B G Tilak
Part VI
Education Commission's Perception of Knowledge
19 Knowledge for National Development
Pushpa M Bhargava
Part VII
Contemporary Concerns and Future Challenges
20 Vision of Institutionalizing New Ideas of the Education Commission: Focus on Open and Distance Learning
Ram Takwale
21 The Vision of Institutionalizing New Ideas of the Education Commission: Focus on Open and Distance Learning
H P Dikshit
22 Adult Education
Hriday Kant Dewan
23 The Challenge before Indian Agricultural Universities: Impact and Relevance of Kothari Commission's Vision and Strategy
Dinesh Abrol and L Pulamte

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