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The Gender Gap in Basic Education

The Gender Gap in Basic Education
NGOs as Change Agents

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Rekha Wazir - International Child Development Initiatives, Leiden

May 2000 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
This collection is an attempt to map the Indian educational scenario from two perspectives: a) gender disadvantage in access to basic education and b) the debates in the field of educational access and the NGO functioning, the articles in this book cover a wide range of topics focusing on the demand, supply and institutional dimensions of female educational disadvantage. The key distinguishing feature of this book is the specific attention given to the NGO sector. The responses to the NGO sector to poor educational performance and to the gender gap are explored in detail.

Rekha Wazir
Profiling the Problem
Ratna M Sudarshan
Educational Status of Girls and Women
The Emerging Scenario

Malavika Karlekar
Girls' Access to Schooling
An Assessment

Vimala Ramachandran
Literacy, Development and Empowerment
Conceptual Issues

Shantha Sinha
Child Labour and Education
Geetha B Nambissan
Identity, Exclusion and the Education of Tribal Communities
Atreyee Cordeiro
Building Partnerships and Collaborations for Education
Rekha Wazir
Making a Difference
NGO Strategies Revisited


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ISBN: 9780761994251