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Aided Programmes or Guided Policies?

This article reviews the structure, functioning, impact and implications of the District Primary Education Programme (DPEP), in Karnataka. Assessed against the mandate of the programme and its validity in the field, the article calls attention to the limitations of the programme and to its impact on the state's policies for education.

Towards People's Education System

Report of the Kerala Education Commission; Kerala Sastra Sahitya Parishad, Kochi, 1999; Rs 250.

Agrarian Distress in Bidar

The spate of suicides by agriculturists in Karnataka was largely a result of ecological, economic and social crises in the region. The situation calls attention to the problems of commercial agriculture in the region and to the role of the state in inducing such conditions. Internal social complexities such as the growth of local usury and the increasing individualisation of agriculture also compound such distress.

Blueprint for Rural Primary Education-How Viable

Blueprint for Rural Primary Education How Viable?
A R Vasavi P G Vijaya Sherry Chand Shailesh R Shukla An important feature of the new framework being proposed for rural primary education is the village-level education committee. While such measures seeking to involve local structures, organisations and the people in the education process are welcome, there is a need to understand the ground realities which may influence the viability of such initiatives.

Co-opting Culture-Managerialism in Age of Consumer Capitalism

Managerialism in Age of Consumer Capitalism A R Vasavi Culture and cultural variations have recently become key issues in business management This recognition of culture has become imperative as global transnational capitalism penetrates and seeks legitimacy in areas of vast cultural diversity. But business management is gaze at culture will be predominantly in terms of seeing cultural diversity as market opportunity and in integrating cultural sensitivity in order to diffuse hostility to capitalism. In co-opting culture business management will negate the capacity of culture to mobilise sentiments against the discontents of capitalism.


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