CONTENTS:- 1. Empowerment through quality schooling; 2. Education empowering parents, teachers and principals; 3. In search of quality education; 4. Public attitudes in educational empowerment; 5. Educational leadership; 6. Empowering gifted, handicapped and children in community; 7. Social empowerment through education; 8. Assessment and implementation of educational research.
Educational research is one most important means of empowering people with the knowledge, skills and self-confidence necessary to participate fully in the development process. It is the cornerstone of empowerment and social development because it enables people to respond to opportunities, to challenge their traditional roles and to change their lives. The present book has been designed to facilitate both the students as researchers at the university level and teachers as practitioners at the school level. It attempts to document the research outputs on school education and to examine how could these be best used as an instrument for empowering people. It further documents and reviews the trend of research studies with a view to examine where we stand now, what are the gaps and weaknesses in the researches and on what areas could these be best carried out in future.