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Title Girl Education in India : Still Miles to Cover (3 Vols. Set)
Author Deepa Awasthi
Year 2016
Binding Hardback
Pages 774
ISBN10, ISBN13 9351281795, 9789351281795
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The Title 'Girl Education in India : Still Miles to Cover (3 Vols. Set) written/authored/edited by Deepa Awasthi', published in the year 2016. The ISBN 9789351281795 is assigned to the Hardcover version of this title. This book has total of pp. 774 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Kalpaz Publications. This Book is in English. The subject of this book is Women Studies / Education. Vol:- 3 Vols. set.
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This edited book series titled 'Girl Education in India: Still Miles to Cover' is the collection of three volumes. Vol. I - Girt Education: Understanding the Status and Gender Issues presents the complete picture of girl education in country and helps the readers to understand the concept of girl education in traditional Indian society. It also focuses on gender issues linked with girl education. Vol. II - Girl Education: Challenges , Strategies and Initiatives details about the various schemes and initiatives implemented by central government and state governments in India to deal with the lacunas and loopholes existing in our education system acting as hindrance to girl education. Vol. III - Linking Girl Education with Women Empowerment and Development discusses the relationship between education and empowerment of girls. How education can lead to women empowerment and ultimately may contribute to country's deve lopment is the focus of this volume. This book series will reflect a detailed picture of girl education and enab le stakeholders to seek positive measures to tackle issues inthis regard.


Dr. Deepa Awasthi. Editor of this edited book series. is a freelance researcher. She is a Doctorate in Education and Post Graduate in Education. Sociology and Economics. She has qualified UGC - JRF in Education and Sociology as well and has equal command on both the subjects. She has participated and presented her research papers in more than 45 national and international seminars and conferences. She has also edited a book entitled " Eve Teasing: A Social Epidemic". Her publication work also involves 05 chapters inedited books ,03 research papers in the form of conference and seminar proceedings and 17 research papers and articles in various journals of national and international repute. Her keen interest areas include the sociological issues related to women and various issues related to the field of Education.


Vol. 1 Acknowledgements . 11 Authors Introduction . 13 Introduction . 21 Section-A Understanding Status of Girl Education in India 1. A Historical Overview of Early Girl Education in the Naga Society . 33 —Vitsou Yano • Abstract • Introduction • Informal/Indigenous Education • Formal/ Western Education System • References. 2. Urbanisation and Girls’ Education: A Case Study of NCT of Delhi . 45 —Sandesh Yadav • Introduction • Review of Literature • Hypothesis • Objectives • Methodology • Definitions of Operational Terms Used in The Study • Enrolment • Area of Study • Trend Analysis of Literacy Rate in the NCT of Delhi, 1951-2011 • Currrent Scenario of Girls’ Education (2001-2011) in the NCT of Delhi • Positive Impact of Urbanisation on the Level of Girls Education in the NCT of Delhi • Conclusion • Acknowledgement • References. 3. Primary Education in Rural India: What determines Girl’s Enrolment? . 61 —Onkar Nath Mishra • Introduction • Related Literature • Methodology • Female Literacy and Girls’ Enrolment at Primary Level • Data Analysis and Results • Conclusion • References. 6 Girl Education: Understanding the Status and Gender Issues 4. Status of Girl Education in Punjab: Improving or Deteriorating? . 73 —Puneet Kaur Dhillon • Introduction • Data Base and Methodology • Primary Education for Girls in Punjab • Mai Bhago Vidya Scheme • Girl Students in Punjab • Girls School vs Boys School • Girls Students vs Boys Students • Policies of the Government of Punjab regarding Primary Education • Observations • Suggestions • References. 5. A Study of Female Education in Bundelkhand . 83 —Saurabh Gupta • Introduction • The study Area • Literacy in India • Literacy in Madhya Pradesh Region of Bundelkhand • Problems Responsible for Low Female Literacy in Bundelkhand • References. 6. Education is a Right – yet it is still Beyond the Reach of Many . 95 — Nidhi Singh & Rajeev Saxena • Introduction • Education Scenario in India • What Prevents Girls from Getting a Quality Education? • Women Empowerment through Education • Major Schemes for Elementary Education • Major Schemes for Secondary Education • Conclusion • References. 7. Status of Girl Education in Pre and Post Independent Era . 105 —Inayat Chaudhary 8. Discrimination in Girls Education in India . 115 —Vidya Vati • Introduction • Nature of Discrimination in Girls’ Education • Dropout Rates • The Root Causes • Social-Cultural • Health • Marriage • Violence and Crime • Economic Factors • Inadequate School Facilities • Shortage of Female Teachers • Gender Bias in Curriculum • Impacts • Study • Impact on Individual • Impact on Household • Impact on Growth • Conclusion • References. 9. Agenda of Female’s Education in Colonial India: An Issue of Contention . 133 —Chetna Section-B Gender Issues in Education 10. Gender Inequality in Education . 143 —Vishakha Shukla • Introduction • After-Effects of Education Gaps • Gender Equality and Human Rights • Government Intervention for Girl Education in India • Available Facilities • Public Expenditure on Education in India • Legislative Framework • References. 7 11. Women Education’s Journey from Gender Disparity to Gender Equality: A Critical Appraisal. 159 —Kaneez Mehdi Zaidi • Introduction • Pre - Independence Period • Independent India • Critical Appraisal • Conclusion • References. 12. Understanding Gender Bias in Education . 171 —Rajesh Agarwal • Introduction • Suggestions • Conclusion • References. 13. Gender Disparity and Girl Child Education . 183 —Meenakshi Bose • Introduction • Problem Statement • Research Questions • Objectives • Hypothesis • Rationale of the study • Scope of the Study • Limitations • Methodology • Conceptual Framework • Findings • Conclusions • References. 14. Gender Issues in Education: The Boundaries Limiting the Possibilities . 195 —Chetna Thapa • Introduction • Today’s Scenario • Purpose of Education • How Education can Redress Inequities of Gender • Teachers as Agents of Change • Some Recommendations for Expanding the Possibilities through Education • References. 15. Gender Gap in STEM and the Way out to Overcome the Issues. 209 —Sharda Singh 16. Gender Gap in Science Education: Reasons and Remedies . 223 —Sangeeta Yaduvanshi • Gender Gap in Science Education • Reasons for Gender Gap in Science Education • Conclusion • References. 17. Gender Bias in Textbooks: Obstacle in appropriate Conceptualisation of Gender . 233 —Deepa Awasthi • Introduction • Analysis of Hindi and English language text books prescribed for class five in Government Primary Schools of Uttar Pradesh • Hindi text book of Class V: KALRAV • English text book of class V: RAINBOW • Effect of Gender Bias • Role of Teachers • In Classrooms • References. Index . 249

Vol. 2 Acknowledgements . 9 Authors’ Introduction . 11 Introduction . 21 Section–C Girl Education-Challenges and Strategies 1. Coping with Gender Inequality in Education at Secondary and Higher Secondary Level in Context to Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) . 33 —Deepa Awasthi • Introduction • Secondary Education • Inequalities in Secondary • Education Participation • Challenges in Secondary Education for Girls • Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) • Conclusion • References. 2. Education of Muslim Girls: Issues and Challenges . 45 —Parvin Sultana • Introduction • Educational Status of Muslims • Causes of Educational Backwardness • Educational Status of Muslim Women • Empowerment of Muslim Women • The Way Ahead • References. 3. Issues and Challenges Associated with Girls Education in India: a Critical Analysis . 55 —Leena • Introduction • Rationale of the Study • Barriers to Girls’ Education • Issues Related to Education of Girls • Discussion • Conclusion • References. 4. Hurdles in Girls’ Education in India . 65 —Raksha Amanna and Rajendra Baikady • Introduction • Girl’s Education in India • Rural and the Urban Disparity • Factors Affecting the Low Level of Literacy among the Women • Constraints • Importance of Women Education • Constitutional Provision for Girl’s Education in India • Suggested Strategies • Conclusion • References. 6 Girl Education: Challenges, Strategies and Initiatives 5. Need and Importance of Women Education . 79 —Upasna Chhabra and Manjeet Kumari • Introduction • Historical Background • Education is a Fundamental Right of All Children • Education for All • Need and Importance of Girls Education • Conclusion • References. 6. Educating Girls, State Paradox and Social Response: A Study of Girls’ Education in Princely Kashmir, 1900-1947 . 87 —Fayaz Ahmad Kotay • Introduction • Initial Government Policy and Role of Local Advisory Committees • Shift in Government Policy • Educational Reorganisation Committee (1939) and Girls’ Education • Recommendations of the Committee • Expenditure on Girls’ Education • Role of Private Agencies • Conclusion • References. 7. Parental Attitude Towards Muslim Girl’s Education . 105 —Fatima Rizvi • Introduction • Methodology • Data Analysis • Thematic Analysis • Limitations of the Study • Conclusion • References. 8. Role of Print and Electronic Media in Promoting Girl Education in India . 115 —Manvi Manisha Tigga • Introduction • Role of Print Media • Role of Electronic Media • Conclusion • References. Section – D Girl Education Promotion – Initiatives and Schemes 9. Implication of Capability Approach on the Girls Education: Theory and Reality . 129 —Md Nurul Momen and Mst. Marzina Begum • Theorising Capability Approach • Development and Gender Equality • Gender Equity and Access • How Gender Discrimination on Education Works in Bangladesh? • Is Access to Girls Supportive in Bangladesh? • Bangladesh–Is There any Hope? • Conclusion • References. 10. Promotion of Girls’ Education in India: Central Government Initiatives . 141 —Akhilesh Patel • Introduction • Schemes for School Education (Primary to Higher Secondary Level) • National Programme for Education of Girls at Elementary Level • Rashtriya Madhyamaik Shiksha Abhiyan • Setting up Girls Hostels in Secondary and Senior Secondary Schools • National Scheme of Incentive to Girls for Secondary Education (NSIGSE) • Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya • Educational Development of Women in Kendriya Vidyalaya • Mahila Samakhya 7 • Beti Bachao Beti Padhao • Schemes for Higher Education • Post Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child • Construction of Women Hostels in Colleges • Post Doctoral Fellowship to Women Candidates • Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Scholarship for Research in Social Sciences • Conclusions • References. 11. Educational Strategies for Girls Education . 151 —Ramesh Chandra Singh, Pankaj Pant and Siddhartha Lohani • Introduction • Right to Education • Role of Government • National Policy on Education, 1986 and Programme of Action, 1992 • Major Policies and Schemes Paving Way for Girl Child Education • Elementary Education • Secondary Education • Curriculum Framework • National Programme for Education of Girls at Elementary Level (NPEGEL) • Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) • The Tenth Five Year Plan - Programmes for Achieving the Universalisation of Elementary Education (UEE) • Role of NGOs • Sufficient Financing • Effective and Safe Learning • Promoting Health in Schools • Special Measures for Disadvantaged Girls • School Environment • References. 12. Government Schemes and Initiatives to Promote Girl Education in India . 163 —Swadhin Shaktiprasad • Introduction • Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) • Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) • Gender Sensitisation • Ensuring Gender Sensitive Learning Materials • Special Models of Alternative Schools for Girls • Special Coaching Classes • Escorts • Making Girls’ Education a Community Agenda • Education Development of Women in KVs • Scheme of Construction and Running of Girls Hostel for Students of Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools • Mahila Samakhya • Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) • Higher Education • Higher Education of Women through Open and Distance Learning (ODL) Mode • Post School Diploma (Polytechnics etc.) • Interventions of Department of Higher Education at a Glance (having direct impact on the educational development of women) • University Grants Commission (UGC) • Day Care Centres in Universities and Colleges • Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child for Pursuing Higher and Technical Education • Construction of Women’s Hostels for Colleges • Development of Women’s Studies in Universities and Colleges • Scheme of Capacity Building of Women Managers in Higher Education • Post-Doctoral Fellowships for Women • Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) • All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) • Conclusion • References. 13. An Investigation of Gender Inequality and Government Policy Initiatives Towards Girl’s Education in Rajasthan . 177 —Natasha Kuldeep • Introduction • Objectives • Methodology • Importance of Girls 8 Girl Education: Challenges, Strategies and Initiatives Education • Long-term Benefits of Educating Girls • Background of Gender Attitudes in Education in India • Gender Equity in Education: A Review of Trends and Factors • Barriers to Girl’s Education • Initiatives taken by Government of Rajasthan to Improve Gender Equity in Education • Conclusion • References. 14. What the International Community can do to Ratchet up the Progress on Girls Education . 193 —Amitaraj Gargey, Shashi Bala Kashyap and Amit Kashyap • Introduction • Why Educating Girls Matters • Higher Per Capita Income • More Prosperous Communities • Better Skill Sets • Removing Barriers: Programmes that Work • Providing Resources to the Poorest • A Healthier Environment • Positive Role Models • More Schools • Barefoot College in Rajasthan, Northern India • More Teachers • Updated Content • An Effective Broadband Infrastructure • The Way Forward • References. 15. Importance of Vocational Training for Girls’ Education . 213 —Sujata Sinha • Introduction • International Concerns on Gender • The Economic and Social Gains from Female Education • Social Efficiency • Status of Education Level of Girls in India • Vocational Education and Training • Notable Schemes Dealing with the Vocational Training of Girls and Women • Women’s Vocational Training Programme under DGET • Conclusion • References. 16. Various Government Schemes to Promote Girl Education in India . 227 —Rajni Bala • Introduction • Mahila Samakhya Programme (1989) • Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (2000-01) • Saakshar Bharat Mission for Female Literacy (2002) • National Programme for Education of Girls at Elementary Level (2003) • Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (2004) • National Scheme of Incentive to Girls for Secondary Education (2008) • Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child for Pursuing Higher and Technical Education • Scheme of Construction and Running of Girls Hostel for Students of Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools • Post-Doctoral Fellowships for Women • Conclusion • References. Index . 237

Vol. 3 Acknowledgements . 9 Authors’ Introduction . 11 Introduction . 21 Section–E Girl Education: Gateway to Women Empowerment 1. Gender Empowerment through Education: Mirage or Reality? . 33 —Mukesh Kumar Malviya • Women and Empowerment • Education and Women • Rajeev Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls- Sabla • References . 2. Women Empowerment and Role of Education . 41 —Nutan Sharma • Introduction • Empowerment • Women Empowerment and Education • Challenges • Conclusion • References. 3. Role of Education in Women Empowerment . 51 —Sharabani Mazumdar • Introduction • Definition • Importance of Education for Women Empowerment • Women Education Prospects and Challenges • Literacy Rate in India • Steps Taken by Government of India to Improve Literacy Rate in India • Why Women in India are not Educated? • Importance of Education in India • Measures Taken to Improve Education Level of Women • Conclusion • References. 4. Journey of Women Education towards Empowerment . 63 —Ruchi Dhyani • Introduction • Challenges to Girl Education • Meaning of Women Empowerment • Government Schemes for Women Empowerment • Status of Women in India • Conclusion • References. 6 Linking Girl Education with Women Empowerment and Development 5. Women Empowerment through Education: Pre & Post Independence Era . 75 —Ruchi Shivam • Introduction • Women Education before Independence • Women Education after Independence (1947) • Commissions on Women Education (After Independence) • Recommendations • Women in the Constitution of India • Conclusion • References. 6. Education and Women Empowerment in India . 87 —Arpeeta Anand • Introduction • Status of Women in India • Importance of Education • History of Women Education in India • Importance of Education in Women Empowerment • Importance of Women Education in India • Obstacles • Women’s Education Prospects and Challenges • Educational Equality • Conclusion • References. 7. Education and Empowerment of Women in Odisha: A Case Study of Ganjam District . 99 —Prabina Kumar Padhi and Umesh Chandra Panigrahi • Introduction • Objectives of the Study • Significance of the Study • Literature Review • Research Methodology • Women Empowerment through Education • Education in Odisha • Schemes Associated with Women Education and Empowerment of Odisha • Education and Women Empowerment: A Study of Ganjam District • Findings • Suggestions and the Way Forward • Conclusion • References. 8. Role of Education in Women Empowerment in India . 113 —Pooja Singh • Introduction • Objectives of the Study • Research Methodology • Education and Empowerment • The Importance of Women in Nation Building • Literacy in India • Conclusion • References. 9. Women Empowerment through Education. 123 —Palwinder Kaur • Introduction • Status of Women Education • Barriers to Women Education • Definition of Women Empowerment • Meaning of Women Empowerment • Need of Women Empowerment • Importance of Education • Importance of Education in Women’s Empowerment • Relationship between Education and Women Empowerment • Conclusion • References. 10. Role of Education in Women Empowerment . 133 —Priyanka • Introduction • Empowerment- Concept and Definitions • Women Empowerment–Status in India • Importance of Women Education in India • Women Empowerment through Education • Conclusion • References. 7 11. The Role of Education in Empowering Muslim Women in South Asia . 141 —Amit Kumar Dutta • Introduction • Literature Study • Research Methodology • Position of Women in Islam • Socio-Economic Profile of Muslim Women in Some South Asian Countries India • Pakistan • Bangladesh • The Role of Education • Conclusion • References. 12. Women Empowerment through Distance Education: An Accelerating Action . 155 —Meenakshi Dwivedi • Status of Women in India • Need for Women Empowerment • Role of Education in Women Empowerment • Distance Education for Women Empowerment • Importance of Distance Education for Women Learners • Conclusion • References. 13. Empowered Women, Empowered Nation Still a Dream in India . 167 —Yogendra Pal Bharadwaj • Introduction • Scope of the Study • Objectives of the Study • Literature Review • Statement of the Problem • Females in India • Why Empowered Women and Empowered Nation is Still a Dream in India? • Committee to Study Status of Women • Significant Areas Need To Be Focused Upon • Conclusive Remark • References. 14. Women, Education and Empowerment: Anandibai Joshi, the Brave Woman . 181 —Swati Basak (Section – F) Linking Girl Education with National Development 15. National Mission for Empowerment of Women-2010: Providing Educational Base for Socio-Economic Development of Women . 193 —Deepa Awasthi • Introduction • Mission Statement • Focus Areas of the Mission • Key Strategies • Poorna Shakti Kendra • Some Schemes of Government under NMEW • NMEW: Socio-Economic Development of Women and Education • Schemes • Secondary Education • Adult Education • Higher and Technical Education • Conclusion • References. 16. Role of Girl Education in Socio-Economic and Political Development of India . 207 —Mehnaz Najmi • Introduction • Constitutional Provisions for Women’s Education in India Contents 8 Linking Girl Education with Women Empowerment and Development • Educational Provisions in Centrally Sponsored Schemes in School Education • Present Day Situation • Social-Economic and Political Development through Girl Education in India • Conclusion • References. 17. Girl Education and Development of India . 221 —Meera Thakur and Anupama Katoch • Introduction • Status of Female Education • Literacy Levels Improving Over Time • Issues and Challenges Related to Girl Education • Provisions for Girls’ Education in India • Girl Education and Development • Conclusion • References. 18. Girls Education and Development: A case study on the Juang Tribe in Odisha . 233 —Madhusmita Sahoo • Introduction • Review of Literature • Methodology • Objectives • Education Plan and Policy Implemented by Govt. of India • Gender Specific Schemes (Programmes) • Conclusion • References. 19. Contribution of Girl Education in Nation Building: Challenges and Solutions . 247 —Rashmi Gahlowt • Introduction • Central and State Government Initiatives • Strategies and Solutions to Combat Educational Challenges • Conclusion • References. Index . 257

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