Research Topics on School Education


An indicative list of CALEM’s proposed research topics related to School Education is as follows:

  1. Assessing school leadership – indicators and parameters
  2. Assessing school performance
  3. Relation between school leadership and school performance in Indian context
  4. Curriculum: evaluation and design according to context
  5. CCE – An assessment of its implementation in Indian schools
  6. Application of technology as a pedagogical tool
  7. Vocational education and school education
  8. Assessing impact of RMSA on secondary schools: case studies and large-n studies
  9. Learning outcomes: assessment and causal determinants
  10. Innovation in pedagogy/teaching-learning processes
  11. Student assessment
  12. Teacher performance: assessment and determinants
  13. Student absenteeism and drop out
  14. Female enrolment, retention, attendance and learning outcomes
  15. Impact of training on teacher performance
  16. 25% quota for children from weaker sections in private schools: an assessment of its implementation

Immediate research agenda

Following are the topics for initial research, to be carried out in partnership with American School of Bombay and University of Pennsylvania:

  1. Assessing school leadership – indicators and parameters
  2. Learning outcomes and their determinants
  3. Teacher training in India and internationally
  4. Application of technology as a pedagogical tool
  5. Migration and how it affects learning