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Schooling for AllCan We Neglect the Demand?$
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V. Santhakumar, Namita Gupta, and Rama Murthy Sripada

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199467051

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467051.001.0001

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The Need to Encourage All Parents to Use School Education

(p.1) 1 Introduction
Schooling for All

V. Santhakumar

Namita Gupta

Rama Murthy Sripada

Oxford University Press

This chapter provides an introduction to the issue, a summary of the core argument of the book and a short description of the organization of the chapters. It starts with a summary of how demand factors play out a significant role in non-enrolment, dropouts, learning outcomes, community participation in school management, and so on in India. It has a summary explanation on why such demand factors continue to influence schooling outcomes in the country. It then moves on to a short critical analysis of different policies adopted by India in this regard. It also talks about the importance of this book in the context of extant literature on schooling in general and in India specifically.

Keywords:   India, demand-side interventions, dropouts, irregular attendance, learning outcomes

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