Iris ClemensAshok A. Srivastava

Bildungsprogramme versus Bildungsrealitäten. Einblicke in das indische Schulsystem


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The article provides a general overview of the Indian school system. At the same time the main issues and challenges the system in this context is facing today are addressed. Insights to some of the today’s goals of the educational politics are offered and general data on the educational system and present situation in India are given. Gender inequality, access to and success in education, efforts for quality improvement in educational contents and processes are discussed as well as modern movements re-garding the privatisation of education and the emergence of confessional schools like the so called Madrasas.