Role of missions in the education of girls

Chakraborty, Srijita (2020) Role of missions in the education of girls. Learning Curve (7). pp. 88-91. ISSN 2582-1644

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Despite the government’s steady efforts to ensure schooling for all, 11.9 million children between the ages of six and thirteen remain out of school. Most of these children are from marginalised communities. In the Muslim community, girls have not had enough opportunities for education, for the most part, due to their restricted geographic mobility, although this pattern is changing owing to a shift in the attitude of parents. Having realised the benefits of education, such as better marriage prospects for girls and an increased likelihood that the next generation will, in turn, be educated, parents are now willing to pay a price for quality education. The poor quality of public education has given rise to a private market where residential institutes, called missions, offer a solution to the challenges associated with girls’ mobility.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Chakraborty, Srijita
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, Schooling for all, Right to Education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
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