The Need to Encourage All Parents to Use School Education
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.
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