Gender and Educational Aspirations in a Slum School in Delhi
Implications for Education Policy
WHEN Thursday | 13 Apr, 3:00 PM
WHERE 238 HRCB
Based on an ethnographic study of a slum cluster and its neighborhood primary school in Delhi, the presentation explores how the everyday experiences of the schoolchildren shaped their educational aspirations, willingness, possibilities, and meaning-making about the social world. It focuses primarily on the experiences of school girls and highlights the issues in and challenges of education policy planning in India.
Gunjan Sharma is a Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Scholar with the Educational Leadership & Foundations Department in the McKay School of Education at BYU. Sharma is a faculty member with the School of Education Studies at Ambedkar University Delhi, India. Her professional focus is on examining education policy in India from a socio-political perspective with emphasis on issues of equity and social justice.
Co-sponsored by the McKay School of Education and Women’s Studies at BYU.