CONTEMPORARY EDUCATION IN INDIA: A NEED TO FOCUS ON EDUCATION OF TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY

Dimpal Kumari

Abstract


Equality and equity are always a core of Indian Educational System. Our educational policy is trying to achieve this commitment which was driven and guided by our Constitutional values, which give and ensure the fundamental right to Education for every individual besides of their race, caste, class, gender and religion. We all are free to get an education to make ourselves as well as our nation get progressed. After independence, various measures have been established to fulfill this goal and serve education to all equally and without any hinder. However, educational access and equity remain quite elusive for some communities, such as the Third Gender (Transgender). In India, transgender people have been marginalized for many years, since the colonial period and still remain deprived, underprivileged, and ostracized. The purpose of this assignment is to highlight those challenges that minimize educational opportunities for trans-people in India by reviewing the historic isolation and marginalization, socio-cultural practices, resource deprivation and poverty, harsh social conditions and contemporary scenario. Additionally, this article will try to critically examine the emerging efforts and opportunities including their Constitutional educational rights to improve educational opportunities for them. To promote transgender Education with equity and equality. Also, tries to provide some suggestions to improve their status. The work is mainly based only on secondary data, which includes various literature resources i.e. books, periodical, research articles, official publication of government and Non- Governmental organizations, websites.

Keywords


Contemporary Education, Challenges, Equality, Equity, Transgender

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