A STUDY OF PROVISION FOR CHILD EDUCATION UNDER THE CONSTITUTION AND NATIONAL POLICY OF INDIA
Keywords:education, children, government
The education system does not function in isolation from the society of which it is a part.The present paper attempts to”: (a) “Understand the Indian perspective on child's right to education,(b) Analyse the feasibility of RTE and highlight the challenges in its implementation in India, (c) Present Case Studies to describe the present Indian scenario in education for the marginalised children in two progressive states of India that have the potential to show a way for the rest of the country. In this study, the common issues are: attitudinal barriers, lack of awareness of the legal provisions and subsequent schemes, accessibility of schools being meager, lack of necessary infrastructure, lack of and retention of trained staff adaptation of curriculum and materials and lack of control systems. Though India has taken ownership for inclusive education by establishing legal provisions through the RTE, several issues continue to be faced. While many innovative programmes have been initiated, a stronger partnership between the government and the common man together is what is required to bring about the desired difference”.