ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Decentralisation, Professionalism and the School System in India

This paper identifies and analyses institutional gaps and constraints that keep the Indian school system from acquiring a professional orientation. This in turn affects the quality of the whole schooling process. The school system in India has been hampered from obtaining a professional orientation by institutional gaps and constraints. A school system rooted in the Indian childs' needs, accompanied by political and administrative decentralisation, would be the key to professionalise the school system in India. The paper argues that recent initiatives in democratic decentralisation that have impacted the school system need to be accompanied by a parallel professional development.

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