E-strategies to support rural education in India

Type Working Paper - Educational Media International
Title E-strategies to support rural education in India
Volume 43
Issue 2
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2006
Page numbers 165-179
URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09523980600641197#.VdnxCvntmko
The World Declaration on Education for All in 1990 and the World Education Forum in Dakar in 2000 reaffirmed the right to learn and a commitment to meet the basic learning needs of all people by expanding learning opportunities and working for a fully literate society. In the Indian context, especially in rural India, it is still a cherished dream. Two-thirds of the population of India live in rural villages (approximately 700,000,000 people in 634,321 villages), among whom 207,000,000 are adult illiterates. The rural population of India is around 12.2% of the world's population and development of the rural sector and people living in rural areas is essential in the transformation of ‘developing India into developed India’. The author of this paper has developed three innovative strategies to attain the Millennium Development Goals in rural India. The proposed strategies use a flexible amalgam of formal, informal and non-formal approaches to provide E-support for the diverse educational needs of the rural population of India

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