Children's Education In Rural India
Rural Indian children face many problems in getting an education. First of all, most of the schools are run by the government, so there is not much attention to each school. Second, there are very few teachers that are actually qualified for the job. There has been pressure on Each state to hire qualified teachers but since they are few and far between, schools end up hiring unqualified teachers.Another reason is lack of resources. The school buildings are very run down. Many don't have running water. Some don't even have drinking water. If they have books they are worn out and hardly usable. Schools are also very over crowded. For many schools, there is only one teacher with over 100 students teaching all grades and all subjects. Students participating is also a problem. Many students are not interested in the curriculum. Also, most schools are in remote places and children have to travel many miles to get to school so most don't go, seeing as a waste of time and money.
A teacher teaching a lesson to children of various ages about food.
How India Is Working To Fight This Problem
India is working on tackling the issue of education. They are working on making the curriculum more interesting to motivate children to come to school. They are also trying to make it more useful in the industry today. They are getting more teachers qualified and getting people to want to become teachers. They are also making school facilities better and safer.
Did You Know?
750,000 teachers took the teaching test in 2011, and more than 90% failed!
The literacy rate in India per state. Each state varies greatly compared to others.
Did You know?
69.4% of rural children attend primary school, and 39.1% attend secondary school. That's a 40% drop!
Rural vs. Urban Education
Urban education is more advanced than rural education. Urban curriculum bases their lessons strongly on computer courses which advances the children's education quicker. They also have smaller teacher student ratios, better resources, and extra curricular activities. All of these things have been proved to raise interest in attending school and raising grades. They also give urban education a better reputation than rural education.
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