Overview for Education and Socio-Economic Development: Rural Urban Divide in India and South Asia
This book is an attempt towards linking the system of education with socio-economic development, formulating appropriate policies, and then evolving a planning process for their implementation. We have the problem of educated job seekers and un-employable illiterates. Based on the analysis of return on investments in various types of education, it is recommended in the book that we now need to invest overwhelmingly in primary education, literacy campaigns and vocational training, treating educational system as a "sub-system" of total production system (comprising agriculture and industry). Besides, it has also been argued in the book that for authentic economic development, we need to adhere to our own indigenous values, cultural traditions and concrete socio-economic realities, so that in the era of globalization of the economies of the world, we do not become what Mahatma Gandhi would say "Strangers in their own land". Various socio-economic factors and forces analysed in the book are also illustrated with several comprehensive figures, diagrams and flow charts.
Sures Chandra Jain (Author)
Before taking up a contractual assignment as Resident Consultant for one year with the N.P.I.U. for implementing the World Bank project under the Ministry of HRD, Government of India, Dr. Sures Chandra Jain had worked as Chief General Manager for nearly 20 years at M.P. Laghu Udyog Nigam (an undertaking of the Government of Madhya Pradesh) in Bhopal when he voluntarily retired in 2002. Dr. Jain had also worked for many multinational corporations like I.B.M., Massey-Ferguson, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, and G.T.E. when he was in Canada and USA from 1970 to 1983. He was visiting Fellow at UNESCO, Paris, France. Dr. Jain obtained the degrees of Doctor of Education (Ph.D.) from Columbia University, New York, U.S.A. and B.I.S. from the University of Waterloo in Canada. Besides several research papers, Dr. Jain has written five books, two in Hindi and three in English, all of them published by Concept Publishing Company, New Delhi. he is either an author or co-author of many government reports which are not meant for general publication.