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External Supervision Support for Enhancing Quality in Primary Education


  • M D Ushadevi

    (Institute for Social and Economic Change)


The present paper essentially looks at the school visit function of the school inspectors. It attempts to examine to what extent this function plays an enabling role in facilitating the task of quality improvement in primary education. On the basis of content analysis of the data from the official records of four Block Education Offices located in Karnataka State, the paper argues that the school inspectors are engaged in controlling and maintaining functions of the school system, perpetuating the status quoist tendencies.

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  • M D Ushadevi, 2001. "External Supervision Support for Enhancing Quality in Primary Education," Working Papers 86, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore.
  • Handle: RePEc:sch:wpaper:86

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    Education; Primary Education; Education Quality;


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