Aided Programmes or Guided Policies?: DPEP in Karnataka

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Journal Articles


Economic and Political Weekly, Volume 38, Number 32, p.3401–3408 (2003)



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.


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