Reimagining education

Garg, Shubham and Gopal, Vishnu (2020) Reimagining education. Learning Curve (8). pp. 93-97. ISSN 2582-1644

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Gramin Shiksha Kendra works in villages on the periphery of the Ranthambhore National Park in Sawai Madhopur and the Khandar blocks of the Sawai Madhopur district. The total population of the district is around 14.5 lakhs, having a sex ratio of 897* females per 1000 males. Around 80 percent of the district’s population lives in rural areas. The female and male literacy rates (7+ years) in rural Sawai Madhopur are 42.40 percent and 79.40 percent, respectively. In 2006, the district was declared backward by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj. Sawai Madhopur is largely an agriculture-based economy. The Gurjars (traditionally pastoralists) and the Meenas (a Scheduled Tribe but now mainly involved in agriculture) are the two majority communities here. There is a small but significant population of other caste groups - Malis, Bairwas, Harijans, Bhopas, Jaggas, and some de-notified tribal groups - Gadiya Lauhars, Moghiyas, Bawariyas, Kanjars, to name a few. Tourism is another sector in which the rural population is engaged in, as cleaners, cooks, or tourist guides. Some of them are also running their own dhabas (roadside food-stalls).

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Garg, Shubham and Gopal, Vishnu
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, School and Society
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
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