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Concepts and Terms in Educational Planning
A Guidebook

Y.P. Aggarwal R.S. Thakur

Operations Research and Systems Management Unit

National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration July, 2003

17-B, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi - 110016

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Concepts and Terms in Educational Planning

Prepared for publication by (Late) Dr. Y.P. Aggarwal and Dr. R.S. Thakur National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration 17-B, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi – 110 016

First Published: November 2003 (5h) © National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, 2003

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reprinted or reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, or other means including photocopying and recording, or in any information storage or retrieval system, without permission in writing from the author.

Design and Layout by Publication Unit, NIEPA, New Delhi Cover Design: Sabyasachi Panja Published by the Registrar, National institute of Educational Planning and Administration, 17-B, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi and printed by the Publication Unit, NIEPA at M/s. Suchi Advertising, Shakti Nagar, Delhi 110007.

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FOREWORD
The role of research and documentation is to fill the vacuum in the current understanding and provide the basis for further development. This is particularly relevant for social sciences which use definitions and concepts which are not only contextual but also amenable to different types of interpretations. Educational planning is such an area. NIEPA, since its inception has been actively engaged in capacity building and providing professional and technical support to the GOI as well as to the state governments and resource institutions at various levels. NIEPA also produces a large number of research studies and monographs to broaden the horizons of knowledge. One such area of interest to NIEPA is the design and development of decision support models that can be implemented at various levels. The present publication entitled ‘Concepts and Terms in Educational Planning’ is a step in presenting a consolidated picture of often used terms. I am happy to note that the Operations Research and Systems Management Unit at NIEPA undertook the task of compiling the definitions of often used terms in educational planning. The authors have made all efforts to include terms and concepts relevant to Indian educational administrators but many more may need to be included further. I am particularly thankful to Late Professor Y.P. Aggarwal for conceiving the idea of such a publication. He along with Dr. R.S. Thakur (Consultant) had worked hard in producing the present document. I am sure that researchers, administrators, development planners, and all those interested in Indian educational system would find it useful.

B.P. Khandelwal Director, NIEPA NEW DELHI July, 2003

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PREFACE
The idea for preparing a Guidebook on ‘Concepts and Terms in Educational Planning’ emerged as a result of the authors’ interaction with the national and state level educational administrators. A survey of literature revealed that the Educational Statistical Manual existing in India dates as back as to 1964 and has not been revised since then. The 1964 manual was very narrow in nature and provided the description of statistical terms/instructions for completing educational survey forms. The educational planners, statisticians, planning officers, educational researchers, are using different terms and concepts in different ways and lack of standardization is causing a considerable confusion among them. The same type of feedback was obtained at NIEPA during various capacity building programs for district education officers and other field functionaries. While everyone realized that sound educational information...
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