The book presents a brief, but meaningful description and analysis of the following contemporary problems of education:
A Brief History of Education Reforms of India.
Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.
The Rights of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009.
School Education: "Reports to the Nation", National Knowledge Commission (2006-2009).
Secondary Education: Universalizing Opportunity, World Bank Report, 2009.
Observation and Recommendation of National Knowledge Commission on Higher Education and Vocational Education.
Yash pal Committee Report on Renovation and Rejuvenation of Higher Education (2009).
Continuous and Comprehension Evaluation.
Overview of Development and Recent Developments in Education.
The publication also provides unconventional and practical, but without major financial implications, suggestions for planning and implementation educational reforms.
J.C. Aggarwal was a former Deputy Director of Education and Executive Director of the Delhi Bureau of Textbooks, Delhi Administration, Delhi. He worked at the grassroots level as a Post-graduate teacher, principal, plan evaluation officer and educational supervisor and administrator. He also taught in a Post-graduate Teacher Training College. He travelled widely and wrote extensively on education.
S. Gupta is Post Graduate from Delhi University, Delhi and has been associated with teaching for the last more than twenty years. She has widely travelled and participated in several school programmes. She has authored books on education.
Preface br>1 . A Brief History of Education Reforms in India
2 . Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan
3 . The Rights of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 (35 of 2009): Elementary Education
4 . School Education: 'Report to the Nation'- National Knowledge Commission 2006-2009
5 . Secondary Education; Universalizing Opportunity: World Bank Report 2009
6 . National Knowledge Commission (2006) Major Observations and Recommendations
7 . Renovation and Rejuvenation of Higher Education: Prof. Yash Pal Committee Report
8 . Grading System
9 . Follow up Action on Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
10 . Overview of Development and Recent Initiatives in Education
11 . Essential Points Relating to Education Reforms and Implementation of the Act in the Present Scenario