Education of Tribal Children in Jharkhand - A Situational Analysis
Jharkhand Journal of Development and Management Studies, XISS, Ranchi, Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 3111-3123, October- December 2008
13 Pages Posted: 27 Mar 2009
Date Written: March, 27 2009
This paper attempts to examine and understand the low literacy level and education among tribal children in Jharkhand. The paper discusses the role of government, institutions, programmes and linkages between education and development. Various programmes and schemes have been initiated but very few of them have reached the tribal children and benefited them. Many of the programmes did not benefit the tribal community because the programmes were not contextualized and localized considering regional, geographical and physical differences and barriers. Other reasons for not reaching the benefits of the programs to the tribals are lack of political will, corruption, and lesser attention on development in tribal areas. The paper highlights the need for special focus on tribal education, which is inclusive of context specific traditional and innovative interventions.
Keywords: Tribal, children, education, Jharkhand
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