Rout, Gyanendra Kumar*
Government Degree College, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India (email@example.com)
Strengthening and better functioning of local administration have become prime concerns of educational reform by establishment of effective local administration in education for several years in many countries including India. It is now widely recognized that effective local administration considerably impacts on access to education as well as the enrollment, retention and learning experiences of children in school. In this context, this paper provides an overview of the changing pattern of educational administration and community participation in India An attempt has also been made to examine the extent to which grassroots level functionaries and local bodies like Panchayat and VEC are able to get involved in decision making processes and different approaches that have been taken by different states with regards to primary education.
Keywords: participation; education; administration; local bodies; decentralization