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  Addressing Equity Issues in Elementary Education
Context
Bridging gender and social category gaps in elementary education is one of the four goals of SSA. Consequently, SSA attempts to reach out to girls and children belonging to SC, ST and ...
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RTE, Equity and Social Inclusion
The RTE Act, 2009 has defined children belonging to disadvantaged groups and children belonging to weaker sections as follows:....
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Approach
The enactment of the RTE requires addressing gender and social equity within a framework that is holistic and systemic. The approach will be informed by the following perspective, which ...
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Gender and Girls Education
Perspective: SSA acknowledges that reaching out to the girl child is central to the efforts to universalise elementary education. SSA’s focus on gender parity is rooted in the ....
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Girls : Access and Retention
Despite significant improvement in the enrolment of girls, girls from disadvantaged communities continue to form the bulk of out-of school children. Therefore access continues to be an ....
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Gender Equity and Quality
Issues of quality and equity are inextricably linked. It is important to understand that poor quality impacts on equity and poor equity reinforces poor quality. Therefore, efforts ....
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Special Schemes for Girls
The National Programme for Education of Girls at Elementary Level (NPEGEL) is a focused intervention of Government of India, to reach the “Hardest to Reach” girls, especially those not in school.NPEGEL ....
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Inclusion of Children from Marginalised Communities
As a first step in the exercise of bringing children from marginalised backgrounds into school a careful mapping of these children -who they are and where they live - will have to be undertaken systematically...
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Innovative Activities for Supplementing Mainstream Interventions to Promote Inclusion
SSA will develop context specific interventions , over and above the mainstreamed interventions, to address the problem of exclusion of girls and children belonging to marginalized communities and disadvantaged groups...
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SSA Interventions for Gender and Social Equity
In order to implement the gender and equity dimensions of the RTE Act, SSA will focus on the following issues....
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Monitoring Gender and Social Inclusion Provisions
Issues of gender and social exclusion require careful monitoring. Monitoring and accountability mechanisms would be evolved and strengthened at different levels. The RTE Act stipulates that 50% .....
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Education of Children with Special Needs
A group that forms a very important part of equity issues under SSA is Children with Special Needs (CWSN). The key thrust of SSA will be on providing inclusive education to all children with special needs in general schools...
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Support for Gender and Social Inclusion
Special Training for Out-of-School Children For age appropriate admission of out-of-school children, and continued support to enable themto cope with regular school...
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Summing Up
In SSA, equity means equal opportunity for all children to complete elementary education irrespective of their gender, religion, caste, socio-economic, cultural, or linguistic background and ....
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