Rising school enrolment, plunging test scores
Writing for Ideas for India this week, Young Lives India Country Director Renu Singh finds that the rise in school enrolment is associated with a worrying decline in learning standards. She stresses that an exploration of factors leading to this decline is essential in the wake of increasing investment in elementary education. "Achieving the ‘Education for All’ goal cannot rest on access to schooling and enrolment alone; it requires focusing on a meaningful and relevant curriculum, human resource management systems that ensures regularity and accountability, and availability of qualified and professionally trained teachers, that would enable enhanced student retention, attainment and achievement".
Read her article at: http://www.ideasforindia.in/article.aspx?article_id=1456#sthash.w2uruPKy.dpuf