Importance Of Gender Equality In Education

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Gender is a sociological term that describes the differentiation in role performance by male and female. This Genderisation of roles is learned through the socialization process. This compartmentalization of role leads to a position of domination for male and submissiveness for female. Thus this ‘Gender’ term is itself discriminatory that is responsible for the inequality in role performance between men and women. ‘Gender Equality’ is the term which is used to give a woman equal status at par with a man in each and every sphere of life whether it is social, political, educational, economic or domestic sphere. For centuries the woman is struggling towards having that equality but the result is not very much…show more content…
Woman has to remain in dormant and recessive position whether within or outside the four walls of the house. All over world the women form nearly half of the world’s population. How can a nation progress without taking into consideration this half of the human capital globally? In the present paper, the focus is mainly on the status of woman in educational sector while discussing the gender disparity at different levels in education sector. There is no doubt that if the equality persists in attaining the education, the path to equality will be easier in the other spheres of society like economic, political, social etc. Gender equality in education will automatically lead to a world of equal status for the women at par with men. In the present paper, the status of women on educational front, reasons behind high dropout ratio in case of girls and initiatives by Government to improve the educational status of women have been…show more content…
This means the gender disparity in education sector is not a new phenomenon, but this inequality is there for decades.

This difference in literacy rates can be analysed with the help of data on enrolment and dropout rates which can depict a true image in case of gender disparity in education sector.

The following table reveals a low trend for the enrolment of girls in Primary, Upper Primary, Secondary, Senior Secondary and Higher Education from the year 1950-51 to 2013-2014. At every level, there are comparatively less girls enrolled as compared to boys. It means the trend to educate the girls is low as compared to boys.

Level-wise Enrolment All Categories of Students (In Lakhs)
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