Inequality in perception level among parents of dooars region of West Bengal

International Journal of Development Research

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Research Article

Inequality in perception level among parents of dooars region of West Bengal

Gour Sundar Ghosh and Prasenjit Deb


To achieve the highest literacy as well as success in primary education government has taken several drives to enroll students in primary and upper primary schools from the time of independence. Some of these drive-phases are operation black board (1986), District Primary Education Programme (1994), Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (2002) etc. First phase drive for Primary level education launched in 2002 as Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan throughout the country. This aims to realize Universalization of Elementary Education, by development of quantity in enrolment number and development in quality of primary education and reduce the dropout. For the purpose of the present study, the information/data collected from the sample households based on the parents of dropout children and their opinion towards the present day system of education. This study conducted in two block (Nagrakata and Malbazar) of Jalpaiguri, a Sarva Shiksha Mission (SSM) district of West Bengal since 2002 to evaluate and assess the reasons behind Dropout Children. To identify the effects, we use structured schedule containing sixteen independent variables viz. Age of Father (X1), Age of Mother (X2), Father’s Education (X3), Mother’s Education (X4), Father’s Occupation (X5), Mother’s Occupation (X6), Family Size (X7), Monthly Family Income (X8), Home Environment (X9), Climatic Factor (X10), Monthly Expenditure on Education (X11), Attitude towards Education (X12), Financial Condition (X13), Social Interaction (X14), Role of forest/tea garden in controlling financial hardship (X15) and Use of Mass media(X16) were found to bear substantial impact against dependent variable Reasons behind the Dropout (Y) of the guardians of students. This study is to construct a scientific, effective and very operational statistical model to analyses the roles, responsibilities and functions of parents in the educational process of their children with the Correlation Coefficient, Multiple and Step down Regression Analysis. This study confirms that the assessment model would be one of the good diagnostic prescriptions.

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