Meeting the Educational Needs of Seasonal Migrant Children: An Analysis of Educational Programs at Brick Kilns in India
AuthorReed, Megan Nicole
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe research examines a government educational outreach initiative for the children of migrant brick kiln workers in Western India. During the 2010-11 school year, pilot educational outreach programs were set up at the brick kiln worksites in Gandhinagar, Gujarat and Bhilwara, Rajasthan for the children of the migrant workers living there. These programs were run by the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) government program with local NGO support using the new special training program model specified in the Right to Education Act of 2009. The research outlines the situation at the brick kiln and compares the two programs especially in the demographics of the para-teachers and the administrative structure. Finally, the research highlights some of the impediments faced with planning education for migrant children and provides recommendations for the future of the program in Rajasthan and Gujarat.
Degree ProgramHonors College