International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 12, Part D (2015)
Status of girl’s education in selected rural areas of Almora district in Uttarakhand
Shibani Nandi, Harish Chandra Joshi
Education is one of the crucial indicators of status and is vital to human development. Being male dominated the status of women and girl is relatively low in the Indian society. In India, women constitute nearly half of the rural population and play a vital role in the rural economy, and hence they must be considered equal partners in the development process. A qualitative reform among the women through their education and training would not only help in improving the overall educational status of women but also their overall economic development and independence. Lack of education among women hinders their ability to bring about economic development and social transformation of the community and of the nation as a whole. Therefore, one of the important aspects to be considered for women’s education is to ensure proper schooling of girl children. In view of the low literacy rate of women in the state, it was thought pertinent to undertake an investigation to examine the socio-educational status of girl children of Almora district in rural areas with different economical strata, and to assess the attitudinal change towards education in them. Besides reporting on these above points, the paper discusses views of parents on educational requirement and provides recommendations on furthering the educational status of girl children in rural Almora. The effective implementation of the Central Government Sponsored Schemes has played a significant role in improving the education status of children girl’s education in hilly areas of the state and as per this study there are only 4.67% drop-out girl children in rural Almora. A considerable change has occurred in the mind set, and currently girls wish to complete their studies prefer to become self-independent and make an identity of their own.
How to cite this article:
Shibani Nandi, Harish Chandra Joshi. Status of girl’s education in selected rural areas of Almora district in Uttarakhand. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(12): 237-243.