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2021, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part C

RTE act and reality of gender based universalization in elementary education


Author(s): Panini Neemar and Dr. Mahipal Singh Sihag

Abstract: An important landmark for education sector is the implementation of the Right to Education Act, which aims to provide the right to quality and equitable elementary education in a formal school for children between the age group of 6- 14 years, irrespective of the income levels, caste and sex. This paper analyses weather this act bridges the gender gap or not in elementary education and find out gender based overall impact of RTE Act on key indicators of elementary education such as GER, NER, level of Attendance, Gender Parity, Retention rate, Transition rate and Dropout rate in the Rajasthan by the using raw data of DISE of 2008-09, 2012-13 & 2016-17 and 71st round NSSO report. The result indicates that there is some improvement during the post RTE period but gender-based inequality is persist. The GPI marginally improved but still only 0.86. Girls share in elementary education has been increased after RTE Act, while this change was not seen a significant change and still lower than boys share. In post RTE period, gender-based gap for their average attendance level also still exist. Dropout rate of female also higher than male. These findings raise the question on success of RTE Act.

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How to cite this article:
Panini Neemar, Dr. Mahipal Singh Sihag. RTE act and reality of gender based universalization in elementary education. Int J Multidiscip Trends 2021;3(2):141-146.
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