Learn more about tribal communities in Kerala

The Indian state of Kerala has a high literacy rate and human development index compared to other states in India. But this has not extended to the tribal population of the state. Female tribal populations are particularly disadvantaged for a variety of reasons including vulnerability to exploitation and abuse. This study investigates factors contributing to the high dropout rate and evaluates the success of a computer literacy intervention with tribal girls who had previously dropped out of the education system. | To read the full abstract and find a copy of this volume in a library near you, click here >>

Title: Policy recommendations to decrease the dropout rate, ensure safety, and encourage further education for tribal girls: Literacy rates among tribal population of Kerala
Authors / Contributors: Asish Mohan; Georg Gutjahr; Nisanth M Pillai; Lynnea Erickson; Rajani Menon; Prema Nedungadi
Publication: 2017 5th IEEE International Conference on MOOCs, Innovation and Technology in Education (MITE); 72-76; IEEE

Source: Analysis of School Dropouts and Impact of Digital Literacy in Girls of the Muthuvan Tribes [Abstract]
URL: https://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7964476974
Date visited: 4 April 2019

“Kerala has failed miserably to enhance the freedom of its women in tune with its achievements on other aspects.  Many factors are contributing or linked to this process.” – Prof. V Santhakumar (Professor at Azim Premji University, Bangalore) | Read the full essay on his blog ECONOMICS IN ACTION >>

Also by Prof. Santhakumar: It is possible to have a better life for Scheduled Tribes in India! >>

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