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GENDER DIVIDE IN EDUCATION IN INDIA: A CRITICAL STUDY BASED ON FUNCTIONALIST THEORY OF EDUCATION

Aradhana Kumari Singh, Manukonda Rabindranath.

Abstract
Education of girls is a key factor in the development of the society and country. According to Right to Education (2009), every child between the ages of 6 and 14 has a right to get free and compulsory. However, when it comes to accessing basic education for girls it is far to reach. The Government has made efforts to improve girls’ education status by introducing different programs and schemes. The situation has nevertheless not improved. The education of girls faced many issues which need to be addressed at the ground level. There is a need to increase awareness of the importance of girl’s education among the members of society. The paper attempts to analyses the gender divide in education and the importance of educating girls through the functionalist theory of education. This qualitative research has used secondary sources to collect and analyses the data. The findings of the study states that there is gender divide in education in India. Girls’ education is affected due to many reasons. There is need to increase awareness of importance of girl’s education among members of the society to achieve societal development. Durkheim has mentioned in his Functionalist Theory of Education, for the survival of society there should be homogeneity among the members of the society. This homogeneity is achieved with the help of education. Neglecting Girl’s education affects this homogeneity.

Key words: Girl, Education, Right to Education, Functionalist Theory, Gender Divide


 
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Aradhana Kumari Singh, Manukonda Rabindranath. GENDER DIVIDE IN EDUCATION IN INDIA: A CRITICAL STUDY BASED ON FUNCTIONALIST THEORY OF EDUCATION . JCR. 2020; 7(2): 574-578. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.02.105


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Aradhana Kumari Singh, Manukonda Rabindranath. GENDER DIVIDE IN EDUCATION IN INDIA: A CRITICAL STUDY BASED ON FUNCTIONALIST THEORY OF EDUCATION . JCR. 2020; 7(2): 574-578. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.02.105



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Aradhana Kumari Singh, Manukonda Rabindranath. GENDER DIVIDE IN EDUCATION IN INDIA: A CRITICAL STUDY BASED ON FUNCTIONALIST THEORY OF EDUCATION . JCR. (2020), [cited May 30, 2021]; 7(2): 574-578. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.02.105



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Aradhana Kumari Singh, Manukonda Rabindranath (2020) GENDER DIVIDE IN EDUCATION IN INDIA: A CRITICAL STUDY BASED ON FUNCTIONALIST THEORY OF EDUCATION . JCR, 7 (2), 574-578. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.02.105



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Aradhana Kumari Singh, Manukonda Rabindranath. 2020. GENDER DIVIDE IN EDUCATION IN INDIA: A CRITICAL STUDY BASED ON FUNCTIONALIST THEORY OF EDUCATION . Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (2), 574-578. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.02.105



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Aradhana Kumari Singh, Manukonda Rabindranath. "GENDER DIVIDE IN EDUCATION IN INDIA: A CRITICAL STUDY BASED ON FUNCTIONALIST THEORY OF EDUCATION ." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 574-578. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.02.105



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Aradhana Kumari Singh, Manukonda Rabindranath. "GENDER DIVIDE IN EDUCATION IN INDIA: A CRITICAL STUDY BASED ON FUNCTIONALIST THEORY OF EDUCATION ." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.2 (2020), 574-578. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.02.105



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Aradhana Kumari Singh, Manukonda Rabindranath (2020) GENDER DIVIDE IN EDUCATION IN INDIA: A CRITICAL STUDY BASED ON FUNCTIONALIST THEORY OF EDUCATION . Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (2), 574-578. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.02.105