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ERIC Number: ED550878
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-2347-2723
Assessment and Understanding of Gender Equity in Education in Jammu and Kashmir
Gul, Showkeen Bilal Ahmad; Khan, Zebun Nisa
Online Submission, Reviews of Literature v1 n6 p1-12 Jan 2014
The focus of this paper is on the assessment and understanding of the gender equity in education in Jammu and Kashmir. Gender equity is the process of being fair to women and men. To ensure fairness, strategies and measures should be available to compensate for women's historical and social disadvantaged. The central government, state government, NGOs and local bodies are jointly working for the promotion of women's education. The paper discussed to what extent the central government, state government, NGOs and local bodies have achieved the gender equity in education and what are the challenges in promoting gender equity in the state? The objectives of this study included first, to understand and explore the women's level of participation in education and to explore the barriers to women's education. The data used are taken from the census of India, report from the education sector of Jammu and Kashmir and National Human Development Report of India. The literacy rate and education of the women of Jammu and Kashmir is far lower than their counterparts and also lower than women at national level. Poverty, ignorance of parents and lack of basic infrastructural facilities seem to be major obstacles in the attainment of gender equity in education. The educational schemes and developmental programmes seem have not helped to improve the condition of girls. There is an essential need to make serious efforts by government, not-for-profit organizations and other local bodies to augment the pace of development in education of the women of Jammu and Kashmir.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: India