Further Reading

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Further Reading

Budget Private Schools (BPS) are privately-run schools that charge very low fees, operating among the poorer sections of the society and have become relevant to the education discourse of India. Such small schools began mushrooming in the late 1980s across developing countries as alternatives to dysfunctional state-run schools and India was no exception. However, the in the succeeding two decades, BPS contributed heavily to the soaring enrolment rates in private schools.

These schools have been referred to in literature as “low-fee private schools”, “affordable private schools” and “private schools for the poor” among others, and are considered an entrepreneurial response to meet urgent education needs by expanding access to the poorest children.

Studies and documents published in the late 1990’s to as recent as 2017 have been included here to capture as wide a range of themes related to BPS in India from learning outcomes and regulations to gender problems and questions of equity. These have been organised so you can browse by year of publication.

If there are further documents, studies of links you think should be included, please write to publication@ccs.in

Title Author Year(asc)
Geeta Gandhi Kingdon 2017
ASER Centre 2016
James Tooley 2016
Prachi Srivastava 2016
Ambrish Dongre and Avani Kapur 2016
Karthik Muralidharan and Venkatesh Sundararaman 2015
Vimala Ramachandran 2015
Susan L Hillman, Kavita Anand and Swati Gupta 2015
DD Karopady 2014
Sridhar Rajagopalan and Vishnuteerth Agnihotri 2014
Renu Singh and Colin Bangay 2014
Aline Menden and James Tulloch 2014
E&Y, FICCI 2014
Laura Day Ashley, Claire Mcloughlin, Monazza Aslam, Jakob Engel, Joseph Wales, Shenila Rawal, Richard Batley, Geeta Kingdon, Susan Nicolai and Pauline Rose 2014
Yagnamurthy Sreekanth 2014
Ian Macpherson, Susan Robertson and Geoffrey Walford 2014
National Independent Schools Alliance 2014
Sridhar Rajagopalan and Vishnuteerth Agnihotri 2014
Felipe Barrera-Osorio and Dhushyanth Raju 2014
Punjab Education Foundation 2014
Martin Woodhead, Melanie Frost and Zoe James 2013
Colin Bangaya and Michael Latham 2013
Pauline Dixon 2013
N. Clark Capshaw 2013
Prachi Srivastava 2013
Edu Sector Access 2013
LMTF (Learning Metrics Task Force) 2013
M Kremer, C Brannen and R Glennerster 2013
Baladevan Rangaraju, James Tooley and Pauline Dixon 2012
Richa Jain 2012
Geetha B. Nambissan 2012
Yuki Ohara 2012
Geetha B. Nambissan 2012
Antoni Verger, Karen Mundy and Susan Robertson 2012
Amita Chudgar and Elizabeth Quin 2012
Laura Day Ashley 2012
Pauline Dixon 2012
Shailaja Chandra 2012
Joanna Härmä 2011
CfBT 2011
James Tooley and Yagnamurthy Sreekanth 2011
Nupur Garg 2011
Ian Schagen, Paul Seedhouse and Pauline Dixon 2011
Anuradha De, Reetika Khera, Meera Samson and A. K. Shiva Kumar 2011
Sarmistha Pal and Geeta Gandhi Kingdon 2010
Joanna Härmä 2010
James Tooley, Pauline Dixon, Yarim Shamsan and Ian Schagen 2010
TR Andrabi, J Das and AI Khwaja 2010
Sangeetha Goyal 2009
Ross Baird 2009
Joanna Härmä 2009
Padma M Sarangpani 2009
James Tooley and Pauline Dixon 2007
James Tooley and Pauline Dixon 2007
James Tooley 2007
James Tooley 2007
Prachi Srivastava 2007
Prachi Srivastava 2007
Parth J. Shah and Vipin P. Veetil 2006
Geeta Gandhi Kingdon 2006
Karthik Muralidharan and Michael Kremer 2006
James Tooley and Pauline Dixon 2005
James Tooley and Pauline Dixon 2005
Fay Smith, Frank Hardman and James Tooley 2005
James Tooley and Pauline Dixon 2005
James Tooley and Pauline Dixon 2005
Laura Day Ashley 2004
James Tooleyand Pauline Dixon 2003
Anuradhe De, Claire Noronha, and Meera Samson 2002
James Tooley 2002
Mayank Wadhwa 2001
Yash Aggarwal 2000
The Probe Team 1999