Dr. V. Srinivasa Rao, Associate Professor in the Centre for Regional Studies (CRS), University of Hyderabad (UoH) has published his 3rd book titled “Community Participation, Education and Tribes: Comparisons of States and Communities” by ICSSR, New Delhi, in association with Manak Publications. This book is an outcome of his research projects sponsored by the ICSSR, New Delhi. ICSSR is going to release this book in their Golden Jubilee celebrations to be held on 13 May 2019, New Delhi, by inviting the hon’ble Vice-President of India.

This volume examines the concept of community participation in education across states i.e. Andhra Pradesh & Kerala and communities i.e. tribal and non-tribal. Community participation has emerged as the best practice in education to achieve universal enrolment while improving the quality and relevance of teaching and learning.

The empirical data presented in the sixth chapter on the participation of scheduled tribes in school-related activities in Andhra Pradesh and Kerala reveals that their understanding of community ownership over schools is not so impressive across the states. The empirical data presented in the seventh chapter reveals that the tribal community are little backward in terms of community ownership of schools while comparing with non-tribal communities in Andhra Pradesh.