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Educational System in the village bharatinagar - a case study in north 24 parganas, west bengal


Jaydeep Mandal , West Bengal State University; Dr. Abhijit Das, West Bengal State University


Educational System


The study was undertaken in the Namasudra Community residing in the Bharatinagar village in Habra-I block of Barasat sub-division of North 24 Parganas district in West Bengal state. The focus of the present paper was: to study the people their place of education that is the context of educational spheres, to study the concept of educational system, levels of education of the study area. To study the organizational structure and role of institutions and their changing aspects, to understand the issues and impacts of development projects on the people in the spheres of education in the area under study. The study possesses two major components In-depth school studies and Investigation ethnography. The data as per requirement of the aims and objectives collected from different sources, like, household’s members, teachers, school, students, parents and other welfare as well as administrative units. The primary as well as contextual data have been collected through: 1. Case studies 2.Intensive Interviews, 3. Participant Observations, along with the Structured Questionnaires. The secondary data have also been used from books, journal, administrative reports, under the purview of anthropological ethnography. The main findings of the study are: Formal Education and knowledge of villagers, Mead-Day-Meal scheme which is the main attraction for pre and primary level students in the village and its present situation. The education as well as knowledge of traditional norms and values has to be incorporated in the formal educational system of the village through campaigning, awareness camps along with the incorporate of the same in the course curricula.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV4I10176
Published in: Volume : 4, Issue : 1
Publication Date: 01/04/2016
Page(s): 75-80

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