(B.Com, MBA), (Coordinator), Global Institute Of Professional Education, Moradabad-
Education is one of the most important means of empowering women with the knowledge, skills and self-confidence necessary to participate fully in the development process.
Women education is an essential need to change their status in the society and also empowerment intellectually. Women education in India has been a most important preoccupation of both administrative and civil society because educated women can play a very important role in the society for socio-economic development, besides political and legal. It is one of best opportunity for women empowerment because it enables them to respond to the challenges, to confront their traditional role and change their life-style.
Women’s education is currently at the center of international development discourse. In the discourse on education and development, EDUCATION has tended to mean primary and to an extent, secondary education. The issue of higher education has so far received modest attention. This article examines the global situation of women, higher education and development suggests some possible reasons for the modest academic as well as policy-related debate on the issue; and considers some implications of the situation for analyses of women’s higher education achievements in developing contexts. It is argued that cultural context may play a major role in how women’s higher education is perceived, valued, and employed. Seen from an economic growth-related perspective, investment in women’s higher education may therefore appear less cost-effective than investment in men’s. However, seen from either a rights-based or a human development perspective, which considers women’s education and gender parity to be central indicators of development in themselves, women’s higher education stands out as a highly efficient way of shaping more gender-equitable societies and thus as a major vehicle for general development.
My personal beliefs lead me to believe that our government plays four critical roles in ensuring a quality education for all kids in America.
Funding education programs, making sure schools are held accountable for providing a quality education, researching best practices in education, setting standards for our students.
Keywords: Women Education, Higher Education in India, Education Policy and Education Development, Women Empowerment & Government role in education.