• SCHOOL CHOICE, MARKET AND CLASS STRATEGIES: AN INQUIRY INTO CONTEMPORARY DEVELOPMENTS IN SCHOOL EDUCATION IN INDIA


    Dr. Saheed


    Designation : Department of Sociology, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad


    Journal Name : Reserach maGma




    Abstract :
    This paper examines various policy and market ramifications of the school choice debates. While starting with theoretical underpinnings of the contemporary debates of school choice, the paper describes how is the state shifting its priorities, and thus paving the way for private sector to operate profusely as a potentially major stakeholder in the delivery of basic services including schools education. India as of recently has witnessed a rapid growth of varieties of private schools. Class (parental) strategies and consequently reproduction of social inequalities are two major aspects which are examined with regard to the issues of school choice debates in general and in Indian context in particular.


    Keywords :
    School choice, market, parenting, risk, social reproduction


    Reference :
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