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NCERT checks literacy levels of girls via teachers training program

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The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), India is organising training programme for teachers to focus on empowerment of these girl children. NCERT is keen to tackle with the low literacy level among girls from the scheduled tribes.

The Department of Women's Studies at NCERT has organised the programme for “Teacher Educators from Rural Areas on Action Research Related to Gender Issues with Focus on Upliftment of ST Girls” to sensitise educationists on issues concerning education and status of girls from the ST categories. Currently, around 32 educators of the District Institute of Education and Training (DIET) from the States of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jharkhand are taking undergoing for training since September 5 to October 1, 2007. The teacher educators will also be trained on how to carry out research, analyse and interpret data. Apart from the internal faculty at NCERT, officials from the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs and resource persons from various national bodies have been roped in for the workshop.

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