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Education and Development in India

Critical Issues in Public Policy and Development

Authors: Tilak, Jandhyala B.G.

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  • Presents an in-depth review of some of the major development policy issues in education in general and India in particular over the past 2-3 decades
  • Discusses changes in policies relating to financing higher education, external assistance for education, and how the growth of private higher education is affecting society at large
  • Includes a collection of high-quality, empirical and interdisciplinary research
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Drawing on empirical, interdisciplinary research, this book presents a critical review of some of the major issues that are of interest to researchers, policymakers and planners in developing as well as advanced countries, including specifically in India.  It provides an in-depth review of some of the major development policy issues in education in general, and in India in particular, over the past 2-3 decades.

Besides presenting an overview of the educational developments in India that reflects issues such as growth, equity, efficiency, foreign aid, decentralization, center-state relations, financing, and cost recovery, the book puts forward in-depth analyses of education poverty, interrelations between education and poverty, low level of outcomes in elementary education, effects of structural adjustment policies and approaches on education, south-south cooperation, etc.  It also critically discusses changes in policies relating to financing higher education, external assistance for education, and how the growth of private higher education is affecting society at large. The dichotomy between public policy and action is also highlighted in many chapters.  On the whole, while the importance of education is being increasingly recognized, the state does not seem to be as willing to foot the bill for education as the households and even the private sector. Occasionally contrasting with international evidence on, for example, financing higher education, private higher education, or the effects of neo-liberal policies, the book offers an interesting read for a wider audience.

 

 

 


About the authors

Jandhyala B. G. Tilak is a former Vice-Chancellor and Professor at the National University of Educational Planning and Administration, and currently a Distinguished Professor at the Council for Social Development.  Holding a Ph.D. in Economics of Education from the Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, Prof Tilak is an eminent economist of education. He has served on the research and teaching faculty of the University of Delhi, Indian Institute of Education, University of Virginia and Hiroshima University (Japan), and as a Visiting Professor in Economics at Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning. He was also on the research staff of the World Bank.  Prof Tilak has authored/edited a dozen books and over 300 research papers in the areas of economics of education and development studies. He received the UGC’s Swami Pranavananda Saraswati National Award for his outstanding scholarly research in education (1999), Dr. Malcolm Adiseshiah Award for distinguished research contributions to development studies (2003), Inspirational Teacher of the Year Global Education Award 2012, and the Devang Mehta National Education Award for outstanding contribution to education (2015).  Prof Tilak had the privilege of delivering a keynote address to a meeting of the Noble laureates in Barcelona in 2005. He is the Editor of Journal of Educational Planning and Administration  and is on the editorial board of several professional journals. Lastly, he served as Vice-President and as President of the Comparative Education Society of India (2010-12), and is currently on the Board of Directors of the Comparative Education Society of Asia.

Reviews

“Over the past three-four decades, Jandhyala Tilak has proved himself to be one of India's leading economists of education.  Engaging astutely with the best available evidence, both quantitative and qualitative, this book elucidate the complexities and possibilities of the Indian system of education in a manner that is not only accessible but also helpful to policy makers and analysts. … The publication of many of Tilak’s papers in a single volume is indeed welcome, for it will both instruct and inspire a new generation of educational policy scholars, in India and elsewhere.” (Fazal Rizvi, Professor of Global Studies in Education, The University of Melbourne Australia)

“A distinguished economist of education, Prof. Tilak had bestrode like a colossus the Indian educational policy research landscape for four decades. His prolific research output touches and illuminates almost every major policy issue. … This compilation is a selection of his vast oeuvre, and its merit lies in making available at a single place some of his seminal publications. It is also valuable for tracing the evolution of the policy thinking in the areas covered as well as of Prof. Tilak’s own thinking.” (R V Vaidyanatha Ayyar, Former Secretary to Government of India & Author of The Holy Grail: India’s Quest for Elementary Education (2016) and History of Education policymaking in India, 1947-2016)

“Not only does this book illustrate the breadth of the subject but also the breadth of the author. These important articles range across issues of poverty, equity, efficiency, household economy, economic growth, human capital theory, finance, governance, external aid, political cooperation across developing countries, private higher education and the nature of statistics. They testify to a career well spent and well appreciated.” (Stephen P. Heyneman, Professor (Emeritus), International Education Policy, Vanderbilt University)

“Professor Tilak is an unforgettable name in the field of Economics of education when it refers to the analysis of the economic dimensions of education in India … there is no issue in economics of education in India that is not subjected to rigorous analysis by Dr Tilak. The present volume bears testimony to this observation.” (P R Panchamukhi, Professor Emeritus & Chairman, Centre for Multi-Disciplinary Development Research, Dharwad)

“Whilst his contributions to the field of higher education are internationally acclaimed, Professor Tilak, a critical academic-cum-policy analyst, has also provided critical insights in many other areas, including centre-state relations, the politics of aid, and south-south cooperation. His awareness of history has been a vital lens in all his work.” (Kenneth King, Professor Emeritus, University of Edinburgh)

“Coming from one of the top economists of education in the world, Tilak’s book… is an excellent contribution to the analytical knowledge base on education reforms.” (Bikas C Sanyal, Former Special Advisor to the UNESCO Director General, Paris)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • Economics of Human Capital in India

    Pages 3-32

    Tilak, Jandhyala B. G.

  • The Political Economy of Education in India

    Pages 33-84

    Tilak, Jandhyala B. G.

  • Education Poverty in India

    Pages 87-162

    Tilak, Jandhyala B. G.

  • What Matters for Outcomes in Elementary Education in India?

    Pages 163-202

    Tilak, Jandhyala B. G.

  • Vocational Education and Training in Asia

    Pages 203-220

    Tilak, Jandhyala B. G.

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-4370-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Education and Development in India
Book Subtitle
Critical Issues in Public Policy and Development
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-0250-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-0250-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-0249-7
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-4370-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLIV, 646
Number of Illustrations
37 b/w illustrations
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