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Parents’ Judgment towards Elementary Education of Tribal Children of Jalpaiguri District of West Bengal

Gour Sundar Ghosh, Prasenjit Deb
1Assistant Professor, Jalpaiguri A.C. College, & Scholar, University of Kalyani, West Bengal, India 2Professor & Head, Department of Lifelong Learning & Extension, University of Kalyani, West Bengal, India (Principal & Corresponding Author)
Online First: November 11, 2017
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Abstract

Parental education is one of the most rewarding investments that a nation can make. Not only it contributes to the overall development, but also it raises Country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), promotes health and increases the measure of happiness. Hence the present study was conducted within the tea garden parent in Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal. This study analyses the roles, responsibilities and functions of parents towards the progress of elementary education. The realization of the educational process depends not only on the involvement of the stakeholders, but also on the educative environment and the peoples’ perception towards various aspects and their experience in the process. In other word, the success of education has also been depending on the practices provided by the system. The experiences are largely responsible for keeping the target within the system or pushing out from the system. Keeping the above backdrop, an attempt has been made in this paper to study the perceptions of the parents and experiences of the participating children, dropouts and school completers in this education process. For the purpose of the present study, the information collected from the sample households based on the parents of dropout children and their opinion towards the present day system of education among Dooars householders. This study conducted in Jalpaiguri, a Sarva Shiksha Mission (SSM) district of West Bengal to evaluate and assess the reasons behind Dropout Children. To identify the effects, we use structured schedule containing sixteen independent variables viz. Age of Father (X1), Age of Mother (X2), Father’s Education (X3), Mother’s Education (X4), Father’s Occupation (X5), Mother’s Occupation (X6), Family Size (X7), Monthly Family Income (X8), Home Environment (X9), Climatic Factor (X10), Monthly Expenditure on Education (X11), Attitude towards Education (X12), Financial Condition (X13), Social Interaction (X14), Role of forest/tea garden in controlling financial hardship (X15) and Use of Mass media (X16) against dependent variable i.e.  the level of discernment of parents of tribal children towards elementary education (Y).

Keyword : Sarva Shiksha Mission, Dropout, Climatic Factor, financial hardship, GDP, and Social Interaction etc.

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