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Education and Global Develpoment. EDUCATION A global development challenge A vital part of poverty reduction plan Most influential means of development Shapes the destiny of a country. Education in India. LITERACY IN INDIA

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EDUCATIONA global development challenge A vital part of poverty reduction plan Most influential means of development Shapes the destiny of a country



Overall literacy rate in India—65.38%(2001)

Male literacy rate in India — 75.96%(2001)

Female literacy rate in India—54.28%(2001)


Is it the right way to educate our Children?


How Can We Improve It?

  • Promoting education that would give capacity to act
  • Establishment of a close relationship between work and knowledge
  • Awareness that children are the entrepreneurs
  • of tomorrow
  • Propagation of natural way of learning
  • Education could start with a productive work
  • Propagation of Ancient Indian way of learning by doing/ learning from mistakes.

Adaptability towards the changing situations

  • Most importantly, “think out of the box”
  • The teachers should be aware of their responsibility in
  • constructing a responsible and creative generation
  • There should be regular and unannounced inspections to the schools
  • School systems should be organized in such a way that they promote equality
  • Overcome gender bias
  • Increase in participation of the civil society
  • Giving proper training to the teacher’s, and updating them with the new technology.

Kerala and Orissa- As Examples to show the importance of literacy rate.

  • Kerala has a higher literacy rate when (90.9%, 2001) compared to Orissa(63.61%, 2001).
  • The female literacy rate in Kerala is much higher than any other states in India
  • Higher literacy rate gives higher HDI value to this small state of India
  • Education promoted transmission from a highly conservative, hierarchical and cast ridden society of Kerala
  • Increase in appreciation of feminine values.


  • Not much importance is given to female education
  • People are easily manipulated by politicians and become preys of communal violence
  • Female literacy rate is only 50.97(2001)
  • Low rate of female literacy could be the cause of increase in problems such as
  • -High rate of infant mortality
  • -Increase in maternal mortality
  • -Malnutrition
  • -Low life expectancy

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    • Education increases beauty of mind
    • As many people have commented, if a man is educated, he alone benefits from it, but if
    • it is a women a whole family benefits
    • Increase in hygiene, thus promoting health
    • More awareness of sending the children to school
    • Helps to overcome gender bias
    • Enhancing human potential
    • Increase in income
    • Most importantly it is crucial for a balanced society
    • and economic growth

Some Questions For the Indian Citizen

    • Are we really on the path of development?
    • What kind of development should we aspire for?
    • Are we working for the benefit of the society?
    • Can we work together to create equality among people, putting aside our cast systems?
    • Should we see our sisters as secondary citizens?
    • If all these are possible why aren’t we called a developed country yet?

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