Supporting girls in their transition to secondary education: An exploratory study of the family, school and community environments of adolescent girls in Gujarat

Author(s): Acharya, Rajib; Shah, Neeta; Jejeebhoy, Shireen J.; Francis Zavier, A. J.; Santhya, K. G.

Organisation(s): Center for Health, Education, Training and Nutrition (India); Population Council

Date: 2014

Pages: 44 p.


The report is divided into six chapters, including the introduction (Chapter 1). Chapter 2 describes the school experiences of the surveyed adolescent girls, including their attendance in class and academic performance. Findings concerning the girls’ future aspirations, agency, gender role attitudes and time use patterns are presented in Chapter 3. Chapter 4 presents findings on the extent to which the school environment has been supportive of their schooling while Chapter 5 describes findings, as reported by the surveyed girls, on parental aspirations for the respondent’s education and career, parental awareness of the girl’s entitlements from school, parental discussion with the girl about her schooling, the support provided by parents in her studies, and parental interactions with her school authorities. It also describes findings related to community engagement in support of girls’ education. Chapter 6 summarises the key findings of the study.

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