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ERIC Number: ED529152
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
An Analytic Study of the Uneconomic Lower Primary Schools in Malappuram District
Vijayakumari, K.; Kayikkara, Vaheeda
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Background: A few studies have been conducted on area of uneconomic schools. And most of these studies are related with fertility decline in the state. Purpose: The study intended to find out physical conditions of uneconomic lower primary schools, to identify the factors causing the schools uneconomic and to provide suggestions for improving the conditions of uneconomic lower primary schools. Research Design: Qualitative. Findings: A consolidated list of data collected from Head Masters/Mistresses of various schools regarding details about formation, number of teachers, number of students, physical condition of building, staffroom, kanjipura, classroom, transport facilities, mid-day meal, availability of pure water, details about other lower primary schools within two kilometers, toilet, urinal, understanding among staff, co-operation of common people. To supplement the data collected from Head Masters/Mistresses and to get more details about uneconomic schools, information were collected from 50 teachers of the respective schools using a questionnaire. The fifty teachers include fourteen from aided schools and thirty six from Government schools. The dimensions included are physical condition of building, overall condition of class room, black board, benches, desks, availability of resource material transport facility, library, salary, co-operation of co-workers, parents teachers association, atmosphere of school, relation with students, availability of primary facilities, Leadership style of Head of the institution, etc. Conclusion: Majority of the buildings are very old as they are established even before independence and their physical conditions are satisfactory. As most of the schools are successful schools during nineties number of class rooms are enough in these schools. Overall condition of class rooms is also satisfactory in most of the schools but these schools do not satisfy KER norms while constructing the class rooms. Condition of benches, desks, etc. in the schools are satisfactory in most of the schools. Resource materials such as book, globe, chart etc are available in most of the schools. Library facility is present in all these schools. Mid-day meal is provided properly in all the schools. The condition of kanjipura is worst in all the schools. Scarcity of pure water is faced by about twenty percent of the schools. Even though toilets, urinals etc present in these schools there is no separate room for staff, boys and girls. Transport facilities to these schools are present in almost all of the schools. Citation: Dr. Vijayakumari. K, Associate Professor in education, Farook Training College Vaheeda Kayikkara "An Analytic Study of the Uneconomic Lower Primary Schools in Malappuram District" Published on May 2010.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India