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Primary Education Problems and Purpose

Primary Education: Problems and Purpose A Comment Krishna Kumar LOW rate of retention in the primary school classes in India is often attributed to the view of education held by the parents of drop-out children. Amlya Rao ('Primary Education: Problems and Purpose', p 503, March 8, 1980) refers to a survey, carried out by the Delhi Municipal Corporation, which indicates that the majority of children who stay away from school do so because of their parents' indifference. Apparently supporting this conclusion of the survey, Rao says; Any scheme for universal primary education, to be successful, needs the parents' co-operation. But the parent must be able to see that the child is learning not merely to read and write, but also to be useful to the society and to the family and will, after a while, begin to earn; the parent must see that the child is not being led up a blind alley.

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