ASERF News Bulletin on Education

E-bulletin No - 40

 Date:      16th July – 31st July, 2008

Welcome to ASERF News Bulletin on Education, a free By-Monthly E-Bulletin to keep you abreast of the relevant and latest Educational - news, views and policy research - from India and abroad. 


Understanding the Effectiveness of Teacher Attributes: Teacher quality matters. In fact, it is the most important school-related factor influencing student achievement. Moreover, teacher compensation represents a significant public investment: in 2002 alone, the United States invested $192 billion in teacher pay and benefits. Given the size of this investment, there is remarkably little research to guide such critical deci­sions as whom to hire, retain, and promote. In the absence of a strong, robust, and deep body of research, the debate in this field is largely ideo­logical”..…………


·   A Matter of Economics

·   Centrally sponsored scheme “Incentives to Girls for Secondary Education” launched

·   Setting up of eight new Indian Institutes of Technology

·   Centre promises policy on deemed universities

·   Committee clears project reports on Quota Reservation

·   Demographic Asset

·   Engineering seats going vacant amid a talent crunch

·   Entrepreneurs looking to tap Pvt. education space

·   Global Indians turn back India to play their role

·   India can emerge successfully from a possible global economic crisis

·   Govt. plans bailout of state, Pvt. Universities

·   India’s education: A $120 billion opportunity

·   India plans massive technical education push

·   Move to increase international acceptability of Indian degrees

·   Move to universalise secondary education

·   Print advertising by education sector up 14%

·   India most privatised country for education

·   Reading to learn

Analysis/Opinion/Innovative Practice

·   We will definitely achieve the GER increase of 5 per cent during the 11th Plan

·   The Engineering field has been the Major Contributory Factor…..

·   A New Scheme Namely ‘ National Mission in Education Through ICT’

·   States agreed to take immediate action against fake universities

·   Without equity the very purpose of education will be defeated


·   India faces a drought of teachers

·   Foreign varsities itching for a base in India

·   Prime Minister's National Council on Skill Development

·   Private participation in education


Apeejay Stya Education Research Foundation (ASERF), has instituted ‘Dr Stya Paul Young Educationist Award’ for honouring Young Educationists who have demonstrated their potential by making an impact on Indian education.

A Citizen of India below the age of 45 years, who has published books, research papers in Indian or international journals on any aspect of Indian education such as Early Childhood education, elementary education, teacher education, higher education, technical and professional education, is eligible for consideration for the award. The published work should be such as is indicative of the author’s original contribution to the advancement of educational thought or improvement in educational practices in the Indian context. The Award comprise a cash amount of Rs. 50,000/-, a robe of honour and citation.


ASERF invites application from the eligible scholars for the Award of the year 2008. The prescribed format along with the terms and conditions can be downloaded from the ASERF Website or obtained from ASERF’s office.


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Aditya Berlia                                                                                                                                                         Dr. Mithilesh Kr Singh

Director, ASERF                                                                                                                                                Editor, ASERF E-bulletin

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