Dear patrons, The holiday season is upon us. We are all together feeling the need to take time off and enjoy till the new year arrives! We at LQF want to make this happy time a little better for children with limited means. Being one of the best times of Read more…
One of the major challenges of the education system in India is to address gender disparities in terms of enrolment and drop-out rates of the girl child. The dismal female literacy rate in 1981 was at 28.47% and increased to 65.46% in 2011 as opposed to the male literacy rate of 82.14% in 2011. The rural findings of ASER 2018 also reflected that in 2008, 20% of girls nationally in the 15-16 age group were not enrolled in schools, and in 2018 this number remained at 13.5%. (more…)
Measures to address the impact of COVID on access to education in Government Primary Schools of Delhi
The UNDP report COVID and Human Development: Assessing the Crisis, Envisioning the Recovery states that the pandemic has emerged as a “human development crisis” with indicators of certain dimensions expected to sink as low as mid-1980 levels. Education is one such dimension. With schools being closed and large proportions of the population without internet access, “effective out-of-school rate” suggests that 60% of the children across the globe do not have access to education. (more…)
Information about the issue:
In the last few months, COVID-19 has surfaced as an unprecedented challenge for the issue of access to quality education, especially for primary school students in government schools. For most of the students in government primary schools belonging to the disadvantaged communities, absence of computers, smartphones or any reliable broadband service means failure to access the e-learning tools that have proved to be indispensable in the event of the lockdown. With the proven necessity of access to the internet for access to education, lack of government intervention has highlighted the scale of poor access to the internet and its adverse consequences for access to primary education. (more…)
We are organizing an online policy awareness and deliberation session on the subject of Need for Access and Quality in India’s Education Policies. Date: 21st August 2020 Timings: 7:00 p.m. to 7:40 p.m. Event Portal: Zoom The National Education Policy (NEP), 2020 has been hailed for its reformative approach to Read more…
We are organizing an online policy awareness and deliberation session on the subject of Reforms in India’s Education Policies. Date: 31st July 2020 Timings: 7:00 p.m. to 7:40 p.m. Event Portal: Zoom Though the Draft Education Policy, 2019 has focussed on some of the crucial changes necessary in our educational Read more…
There have been significant changes in the world and the country since the last time the education policy was modified. Hence a need was felt to do so now, such that the educational requirements of the present scenario could best be tackled. A committee was set up in June 2017 under the chairmanship of Dr. Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan to formulate the draft of a new National Education Policy, which was subsequently submitted by the Committee to the Central Government on 31st May, 2019. This proposed education policy is built on the foundational principles of accessibility, equity, quality, affordability and accountability in the education system. It has suggested a wide variety of major reforms at all levels of education concerning curriculum, pedagogy, technological interventions and structural reforms. (more…)
Ever increasing consumption, rapid growth in population and modern production systems have resulted in greater demand for natural resources. Hilly areas of Northern India are particularly vulnerable to the consequences of climate change and indiscriminate exploitation of nature, as they are rich sources of biodiversity and natural resources. In these challenging times, sustainability is the way forward for these areas and sustainable livelihood is an important component of it. (more…)
Using the case study of Almora in Uttarakhand, this Working Document addresses the following issues: (more…)
By Sanya Darakhshan Kishwar, Central University of Bihar, Gaya and Sagarika Chandel, KIIT School Of Law, Bhubaneswar.
The right to education is a universal entitlement to education, recognized in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as a human right that includes the right to free, compulsory primary education for all, an obligation to develop secondary education accessible to all, in particular by the progressive introduction of free secondary education, as well as an obligation to develop equitable access to higher education, ideally by the progressive introduction of free higher education.
Check out this interesting Power Point Presentation explaining the ins and outs of RTE: (more…)