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Wilima Wadhwa
Dr Wilima Wadhwa is a Director of ASER Centre.  She has been associated with ASER since its inception in 2005. Dr Wadhwa earned her undergraduate degree, with Honors in Economics from Delhi University, M.A. degrees in Economics from Delhi University and University of California, and her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California.  Dr Wadhwa has been published extensively and teaches statistics and econometrics at the University of California (Irvine), and the Indian Statistical Institute (New Delhi).  She has also been a member of various government committees. Dr Wadhwa’s other research interests include development and economics of education.

Articles By Wilima Wadhwa
New Education Policy: An opportunity not to be lost
Posted On: 18 Nov 2015

Topics:   Education
Tags:   schooling

There are now various assessments to measure learning levels, and much debate around what learning indicators to use at different stages of schooling. In this article, Wilima Wadhwa, Director of ASER Centre, contends that there is a lot to learn from the different approaches to assessment and the New Education Policy provides an opportunity to re-examine and unify them.

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Translating the ‘Right to Education’: Assumptions and reality
Posted On: 18 Oct 2013

Topics:   Education

The Right to Education Act focuses on inputs in the schooling process and teaching the prescribed curriculum, but has little to say about learning outcomes of children. This article argues that educational policy needs to be more in line with ground realities. Teachers need to be trained to teach classrooms with students that are diverse in terms of age and ability.
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