The Key Challenges Of Rural Education In India

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PRIMARY EDUCATION IN INDIA
A primary school is a school in which children receive primary or elementary education from the ages of about five to eleven, coming before secondary school. It is the first stage of compulsory education in most parts of the world, and is normally available without charge. The number of illiterates in India is estimated to be over 400 million of which 75% live in rural areas. Of the literate population, a significant proportion lack basic vocational skills. While India can boast a few world-class institutes of higher learning, such as the IITs, IIMs and medical colleges, they remain isolated from the larger community and society. Most of their graduates migrate to Western countries, providing them with a valuable supply of intellectual capital. India 's key challenge is to rapidly provide its rural population with opportunities to become literate, and develop basic leadership and problem-solving skills, to raise productivity, entrepreneurship and material standards of living.
Rural Schools
While, many rural teachers demonstrate openness to new ideas and high innate levels of creativity, often of a higher level than that found among urban teachers, yet there has been little attempt by educators in the country to improve rural education. The motivation among children to attend class is low because of negative parental pressure, poor facilities and uninspired teaching. Further, rural people are unaware of the

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