A STUDY OF AVAILABILITY AND ACCESSIBILITY OF ELEMENTARY EDUCATION IN RELATION TO RIGHT TO EDUCATION IN DISTRICT BHOPAL
Keywords:Availability, Accessibility and Right to Education
School Education plays a significant role in shaping the destiny of the children and makes them good citizens of the nations. Education is the right of every child in the country and through Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009, the quality elementary education has to be ensured for every child. A large number of elementary schools were opened under DPEP and SSA in all corners of the country. But, whether in reality the education is available and accessible to children? The study was conducted to explore the position of availability and accessibility of elementary education to children in relation to RTE (Right to Education) Act. The aggregate sample of 600 respondents was drawn from Bhopal District. A self-made validated questionnaire was used for assessment of Availability and Accessibility of elementary education and discussion were made with all stake-holder. The study has brought out that there is no significant difference on availability of elementary education to male and female children in rural and urban areas but there is significant difference in the perception of availability of elementary education in rural and urban students, rural and urban teachers and rural and urban parents. It was also found that there is no significant difference in the perception of students, headmasters, teachers and parents on their perception towards accessibility of elementary education.
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