The objectives of study were: (1) To identify the children of slum areas by Sex, Age, Caste, and Religion with their level of education. (2) To study Educational Deprivation of slum children. (3) To find out and analyze the factors responsible for Educational Deprivation and development of slum children. (4) To study availability of Educational Aids as a factor which encourages children to attend school. (5) To study the poverty of parents as a factor responsible for Educational Deprivation of slum children. (6) To study ignorance, vices such as alcoholism and gambling of parents as major factors of Educational Deprivation of slum children. (7) To study child labor which may be a factor of Educational Deprivation of children. (8) To study the interest of parents in educating children.
The findings of study were: (1) Almost all families in the respective five slum-areas admitted their children to school. (2) Majority of children in families attended schools. (3) Majority of families had successful children. (4) Parent’s attention to their children’s regular attendance at school was an important motivational factor of educational development of these children. (5) Every slum area under study had corporation’s school as well as schools organized by private institutions. (6) Slum children did not receive any type of educational aid from schools. (7) Slum children received educational aids from their parents. (8) Majority of teachers were satisfied with the present number of enrolment of students. (9) Majority of the respondent-teachers experienced the dropping-out rate varying from 10 to 50% in schools. (10) Major reason for dropping-out rate of these students was poverty. (11) Majority of teaches opined that syllabi of the textbooks were not suitable for the students to comprehend. (12) All teachers admitted the necessity of educational aid and mid-day meals for educational development of slum children. (13) Majority of teachers were in favor of the necessity of pre-matric scholarships and attendance scholarship.
Keyword(s): Educational Development ,