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Online Submission, European Academic Research v2 n9 p11778-11789 Dec 2014

This paper is based on a study to explore gender disparity at elementary education level in Jammu and Kashmir. Gender disparity in education refers to differences in outcomes observed between two sexes. Education disparities can be seen in different enrolment rates, dropout rates, and survival rates among the sexes. The central government and state government has developed the flagship programme focusing on the education of the females in the State to achieve gender parity and on the other hand NGOs and local bodies are also jointly working for the elimination of gender disparity in education. The main objective of the study was to explore the gender disparity at elementary education level in Jammu and Kashmir. The data used were taken from the census reports, DISE reports and National Human Development Report of India. The literacy rate and elementary education of the women in Jammu and Kashmir is far lower than their counterparts and also lower than women at national level. The educational schemes and developmental programmes seem have not helped to improve the condition of women education. There is an essential need to make serious efforts by government, NGO organizations and other local bodies to augment the pace of development in education of the women of Jammu and Kashmir.

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Enrollment, Dropout Rate, Sex Fairness, Nongovernmental Organizations, Census Figures, Literacy, Females, Womens Education, Women Faculty





Author: Gul, Showkeen Bilal Ahmad; Khan, Zebun Nisa

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=4575&id=ED550869







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