ERIC Number: ED362741
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Access of Women and Girls to Technical Vocational Education in India. Studies in Technical and Vocational Education 36.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
The role of women in India has undergone several changes over many years. Today women are emerging as self-reliant persons with equal status in all spheres of society, but they are still mostly employed in low-paid, low-skilled and low-status jobs. The emerging trends in technology indicate a greater need for the employment of many women, particularly in the skill-intensive and knowledge-intensive modern sectors. New educational policies and programs need to be formulated. Strategies must be worked out to overcome the lingering problems women face and improve the access of women to technical and vocational education and related areas of employment in India. (Contains 18 references.) (KC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Developing Nations, Educational Needs, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Nontraditional Occupations, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).