Beech ka Raasta : practices in the primary education bureaucracy

Ashwin, V. S. (2016) Beech ka Raasta : practices in the primary education bureaucracy. Economic and Political Weekly, 51 (42). pp. 53-58.

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This field study from Sirohi district, Rajasthan, reveals that, faced with staff shortages, resource constraints and mountains of paperwork, officials and teachers of the primary education department employ a variety of innovations that they term beech ka raasta to deal with challenges and meet targets. This article examines the strategies employed by the lower-level bureaucracy to get the job done in the jugaad framework, suggesting that these tactics are not employed to subvert policy but rather to implement it in the spirit of seva.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Beech Ka Raasta, Primary education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Development
Depositing User: Library APU
Date Deposited: 15 May 2018 11:17
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2018 10:38
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