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Title:
IDENTIFICATION AND ANALYSIS OF FACTORS IMPACTING PREFERENCE OF PARENTS FOR PRIVATE SCHOOLS OVER GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS- A CASE OF BHOPAL MUNICIPALITY

Authors:
Sumit Kuliyal, Ar. Keerti Manisha

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1Sumit Kuliyal, 2Ar. Keerti Manisha
1. Department of Architecture and Regional Planning, National Institute of Technology, Calicut Mukkam Road, Kattangal, Kerala- 673601, India
2. Urban Reforms and Infrastructure, IDIPT- HP, IPE Global Limited, First Floor, Old Heritage Building, U.S. Club, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh- 171001, India

MLA 8
Kuliyal, Sumit, and Ar. Keerti Manisha. "IDENTIFICATION AND ANALYSIS OF FACTORS IMPACTING PREFERENCE OF PARENTS FOR PRIVATE SCHOOLS OVER GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS- A CASE OF BHOPAL MUNICIPALITY." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 3, Mar. 2019, pp. 2478-2493, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=179. Accessed Mar. 2019.
APA
Kuliyal, S., & Manisha, A. (2019, March). IDENTIFICATION AND ANALYSIS OF FACTORS IMPACTING PREFERENCE OF PARENTS FOR PRIVATE SCHOOLS OVER GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS- A CASE OF BHOPAL MUNICIPALITY. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(3), 2478-2493. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=179
Chicago
Kuliyal, Sumit, and Ar. Keerti Manisha. "IDENTIFICATION AND ANALYSIS OF FACTORS IMPACTING PREFERENCE OF PARENTS FOR PRIVATE SCHOOLS OVER GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS- A CASE OF BHOPAL MUNICIPALITY." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 3 (March 2019), 2478-2493. Accessed March, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=179.

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Abstract:
Education is a fundamental tool to achieve economic growth of a country. In that fundamental tool, elementary schools are the primary and crucial step in the education system. In Indian education system; there are both government and private schools aspiring to provide quality education. However, in the last 5 years, 20 out of 29 Indian states have seen a fall in the rate of student enrollment in government schools (Kingdon, 2017). The aim of the study is to understand the factors responsible for the preference of parents for private schools over the government schools and analysing their spatial variations. For the purpose of this paper, Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) area has been chosen as the study area. However, the criteria of selection of the study area is purely based on the ease of access in data collection and time constraint. The study begins with the understanding of the factors responsible for the level of performance of government primary schools with respect to their locations as per consolations with parents, teachers and headmasters. One of the important findings articulates that low-income groups or slum inhabitants are the main catchment for government primary schools. Thereafter through Normalization Score Method (NSM), eight schools were selected to conduct a detailed questionnaire survey and focus group discussions (FGD) with the parents, school teachers and children. There had been discussions on the challenges faced by the parents to send their children to government primary schools. Henceforth, all the Infrastructure, Administrative and Locational factors were analysed at both local and city level to derive a spatial correlation. This study and the recommended proposals are confined within the domain of Urban Planning with the focus primarily on the spatial aspects. The study helps in understanding the various factors which government authorities ignore while addressing the problems faced by children going to the government schools and also by their parents. As a part of suggestion, social and locational issues faced by children going to Government Schools needs to be addressed as a holistic solution against the decreasing rate of students' enrollment because merely allocating budget for government schools is not the solution.