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The impact of differing maternal expectations on the academic achievements of primary school children in Urban Bangalore, South: a comparison between boys and girls

Haridarshan, P. (2015) The impact of differing maternal expectations on the academic achievements of primary school children in Urban Bangalore, South: a comparison between boys and girls. Support for Learning. 30(3), pp. 192-204. 0268-2141.

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Abstract: Education of girls in India lags behind that of boys and several communities in India fare worse than others. Because of their secondary status in the society, Indian girls tend to suffer from low self-esteem. Thus, it is necessary to study the reasons why girls are being discouraged from attending and completing school as well as what are the expectations mothers have from them when compared to their male siblings. Data was collected using structured questionnaires and semi-structured interviews with the participants. Of 15 mothers, 12 completed the questionnaires; of these, five mothers were interviewed, and their data was used to present the findings of a comparative study on the maternal expectations on academic achievements in primary school children residing in Urban Bangalore, South. This study also throws light on some of the peripheral issues that emerge while considering maternal expectations on academic outcomes. The study examines how maternal expectations might differ in the case of boys versus girls.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gender, girl’s education, India, inclusion
Subjects: L Education > LA History of education > LA410 Other regions or countries > LA1151 India
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
L Education > LC Special aspects of Education > LC225 Home and school
L Education > LC Special aspects of Education > LC1401 Women. Girls
Creators: Haridarshan, Pooja
Publisher: Blackwell
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Centre > Centre for Special Needs Education and Research
University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Education & Humanities
Date: 29 September 2015
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 192-204
Journal or Publication Title: Support for Learning
Volume: 30
Number: 3
Language: English
ISSN: 0268-2141
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes
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