Rooj & sengupta quality of education and school dropout

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Rooj & sengupta quality of education and school dropout

  1. 1. Assessing the Impact of School Quality on Primary School Dropout Rates: A Study of Schools in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh Debasis Rooj & Reshmi Sengupta The Glocal University E&H Conference October 25th and 26th, 2013 Debasis Rooj & Reshmi Sengupta (TGU) Assessing the Impact of School Quality on Primary School Dropout Rates: A Study10 S 26/10/2013 1 / of
  2. 2. Motivation One of the major aims of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA): Universal retention by 2010 Dropout rate in primary schools: Ministry of Human Resources (2012): In 2011-12 the dropout rate was 27% (28.7% for boys and 25.1% for girls) District Information System for Education (DISE): 1 In 2008-2009, all India dropout rate: 9.11% ( 9.35% for boys and 8.16% for girls) 2 In 2008-2009, school dropout rate in Uttar Pradesh: 16.7% ( 17.5 % for boys and 16.7% for girls) Debasis Rooj & Reshmi Sengupta (TGU) Assessing the Impact of School Quality on Primary School Dropout Rates: A Study10 S 26/10/2013 2 / of
  3. 3. Over-Time Scenario Debasis Rooj & Reshmi Sengupta (TGU) Assessing the Impact of School Quality on Primary School Dropout Rates: A Study10 S 26/10/2013 3 / of
  4. 4. Some Important Reasons Behind Dropouts Parent Centric: 1 2 Poverty Family’s social and demographic characteristics School Centric: 1 2 School facilities Quality of education Our Objective: To study the impact of school facilities and teachers‘ quality on dropout rates Debasis Rooj & Reshmi Sengupta (TGU) Assessing the Impact of School Quality on Primary School Dropout Rates: A Study10 S 26/10/2013 4 / of
  5. 5. Relevant Studies Jayaraman and Smith (2011): Impact of mid-day meal on enrolment Mukherji and Mukherji (2009): Impact of School Development Fund on school functionality Debasis Rooj & Reshmi Sengupta (TGU) Assessing the Impact of School Quality on Primary School Dropout Rates: A Study10 S 26/10/2013 5 / of
  6. 6. Data District Information System for Education (DISE) Most comprehensive information system in the education sector in India DISE is a school-level data set covering government-recognized elementary institutions It is a joint initiative of the Government of India, UNICEF and the National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA) We consider the data for Saharanpur district for the academic year 2011-2012, Sample 2036 observations Debasis Rooj & Reshmi Sengupta (TGU) Assessing the Impact of School Quality on Primary School Dropout Rates: A Study10 S 26/10/2013 6 / of
  7. 7. Summary Statistics Debasis Rooj & Reshmi Sengupta (TGU) Assessing the Impact of School Quality on Primary School Dropout Rates: A Study10 S 26/10/2013 7 / of
  8. 8. Results Debasis Rooj & Reshmi Sengupta (TGU) Assessing the Impact of School Quality on Primary School Dropout Rates: A Study10 S 26/10/2013 8 / of
  9. 9. Conclusion Medium of instruction being English, presence of both electricity and drinking water facility in the school, number of graduate teachers, increased teacherˆs grant under SSA, and any academic inspection a result in a decrease in the dropout rate. Presence of common toilet facility in the school and surprisingly the presence of only electricity in the school, increase the rate of dropout. Developing a very good infrastructure is a pre-requisite for a good schooling system. Debasis Rooj & Reshmi Sengupta (TGU) Assessing the Impact of School Quality on Primary School Dropout Rates: A Study10 S 26/10/2013 9 / of
  10. 10. Future Work A comprehensive theoretical model, Cabus and Witte (2012) Closer look at the number of days involved in non-teaching assignments Consider all the districts of UP and eventually all Indian states Longitudinal Analysis Debasis Rooj & Reshmi Sengupta (TGU) Assessing the Impact of School Quality on Primary School Dropout Rates: A Study10 S 26/10/2013 10 / of

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