Is education a level playing field? : engagement in non-school work and availability of out-of-school learning support

Azim Premji University, (APU) (2019) Is education a level playing field? : engagement in non-school work and availability of out-of-school learning support. Technical Report. Azim Premji University, Bengaluru.

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Abstract

The value of schooling as the primary vehicle of learning for children is now recognised, by both policy makers and parents. However, as studies have shown, learning in schools depends not only on multiple factors at the level of the education system and schools, but also on the broader social, economic and political institutions within which the education system and schools function. Indeed, learning in schools has been seen to be strongly influenced and complemented by learning support and opportunities provided by the families of children outside the school. Not surprisingly, families with better socio-economic conditions are able to provide more such external support to their children. The oft-touted learning difference between private and public1 schools by market-advocates of improvements in school systems is generally a result of such factors. This has been made amply evident in studies both across the world and in the Indian context that show how insignificant this difference is when adjustments are made for student characteristics.2

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, School system, Private and public schools
Subjects: Social sciences > Education > Elementary education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2019 09:09
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2019 09:13
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/2122
Publisher URL: https://azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/SitePages/pdf/...

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