ERIC Number: ED231567
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Education for Rural Development - A Portfolio of Studies. Volume 2: Education for Disadvantaged Women.
Naik, Chitra; And Others
The volume contains two studies from India and Thailand on the education of women, and rural women especially, who are deprived or disadvantaged. The Indian study, "Education of Girls and Women in Deprived Groups," presents a viewpoint on deprivation in society in general, and India specifically. The concomitant of deprivation is defined as the extensive privilege of some sections of society who possess overriding authority for coercing other sections into submission. Deprived girls and women are seen as usually being denied the equality of conditions conducive to efficient learning and working; they also suffer from psychological effects resulting from their nurture and from the forces of development. The educational situation of rural girls in India is illustrated through a successful story of non-formal education programmes in Maharashtra State. Thai experiences are illustrated in "Education for Disadvantaged Women." Although Thai women generally are seen as having much better literacy rates than elsewhere in Asia, educational attainment of the majority of women is still very low, particularly in rural areas and for minority ethnic groups. Among five major work plans cited for rural women are a plan for raising income and generating employment, and a plan for providing formal and non-formal education. (BRR)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Cultural Background, Developing Nations, Disadvantaged Environment, Equal Education, Females, Foreign Countries, Health Education, Literacy, Models, Nonformal Education, Power Structure, Rural Development, Rural Education, Sex Role, Social Bias, Social Discrimination, Socioeconomic Influences, Traditionalism
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Asian Centre for Educational Innovation for Development.
Identifiers - Location: India; Thailand