24. Low literacy level, educational backwardness of the Meo women is not because of strict attitudes of their male counterpart or their intelligence and inability to learn, but due to lack of schools and colleges in Mewat region. 25. The effect of change has positive aspects. New values and new aspirations.
A case study done in India to analyze and discuss solutions for a lack in women's participation in India showed that many women do not pursue an education due to the negative cultural and social attitudes that surround educated women. It also attributes this to gender stereotyping within the classroom which discourages women from continuing with education in order to avoid the unequal treatment they receive. Society's emphasis on an early marriage also plays a major role in this as they do not want to stray from the cultural norm of marriage without an education (Singh 2018). This journal article simply emphasizes the culture’s distaste for women in education and how societal expectations make it a challenge for women to get an education. Another study was done in India that looked at the causes of gender inequality within the country attributes this mentality of the superiority of men stems directly from the lack of education amongst women.
But the present generation of educated Meo women is not so. The position of women in family can be better understood whether she is given a share in decision making process. The impact of education on Meo women extends beyond the horizons of role performance and also affects the pattern of decision making in families. It is significant to remember that the educated family almost in all communities, particularly in urban areas, is passing through rapid process of social change. The old form of patriarchal system which is still lurking in the minds of the people is no more a living reality.
Education helps an individual to thrive in society, to interact with other social animals and helps a person attain and maintain a certain degree of social well-being. During the process of education, one is always a part of a group, be it school or college. The process of education thus contributes to one 's interpersonal intelligence. The fundamental purpose of education is to teach a person to read and write. Reading goes a long way in life, providing the reader with experiences of life and training him/her to lead a meaningful life.
Finally, I will talk about my own perspective as well as future scenarios. Analysis Issue Nowadays, there are still women not allowed to be educated in some countries. This issue is drawing more and more attention. Many countries are starting to make a big step towards the goal of gender equality in education but there are still 62 million women in the world who are not allowed to attend education. Causes Poverty, religions and tradition are the main causes of gender inequality in education.
According to Treiman and Terrell (1975) women’s status in society was based upon the success of their husband and therefore education was seen as less important for women to achieve than their spouses, education was thought to be a luxury for women rather than a right like it was thought to be for men. This concept of education lead women to believe the education they received was a reward (Mickelson, 1989). The traditional assumption of a woman’s lack of right for an education can lead women to allow themselves to value their opportunities in their academics. This concept brought about a role reversal for males and females in education, beginning in the 1990’s
He argued schools exist to teach students ‘how to live a life.’ In this sense, Dewey emphasized education as a tool of not only teaching knowledge accumulated by the predecessors but also how to acknowledge one’s potential and maximize it to the fullest. This can be seen explicitly as he quotes “to prepare him for the future life means to give him command of himself; it means so to train him that he will have the full and ready use of all his capacities.” (Dewey, 1897, pp. 77-80) From this analysis, a deeper definition of education can be understood. Education not only covers studies but is a process where learners are enabled to realize who they are and use their potentials to the
Girls were not given a formal education, and if they wanted to enter a higher education, such as college they would be rejected. Colleges at this time did not accept female students. The view in society of a women's education included learning to cook, clean, and take of the children. During the mid-1800s, more and more women became involved with reform movements from abolishment and the temperance movement. The American women finally thought they would be able do some good, outside of their homes.
An unequal education for girls creates limited opportunities for them in the future. Clearly, without schooling, girls are left without the experience, knowledge or credentials required to succeed later in life. Despite what many believe, there are still millions of girls that never have received a formal education. The World Bank Organization, an international institution that provides loans to developing countries, found that, “according to UNESCO estimates, 130 million girls between the age of 6 and 17 are out of school and 15 million girls of primary-school age—half of them in sub-Saharan Africa—will never enter a classroom” ("Girls' Education" 2017). Obviously, there is a shocking number of young women who are never given a chance to learn basic life skills or the abilities they need to get hired by employers.
Women and Barriers From the world having no civil rights for women at all to women being equally or more educated than men, the scenario at workplace has not undergone a drastic change which can be concluded from the above discussion and statistics. There is no doubt that women have the skills to lead in the workplace. In United States, girls are increasingly out-performing boys in the classroom, earning about 57 percent of the undergraduate and 60 percent of the masters’ degree. In India men still outnumber women in higher education, but women are increasingly outnumbering men at some elite institution. But this has not lead to a substantial progress for women.