Objectives of the study:
The aims and objectives of the present study is to know about the education system prevailing in the DNT schools from origin to present, to study the educational facilities provided to the children of the DNTs in the schools, to know the perception of children, parents and community members about their education, to analyze the problems or factors affecting the students achievement, to know the problems of teachers, educational functionaries in providing quality education in the DNT schools and to study the specific qualities of the children in the settlements and finally to suggest the ways and means to bring about meaningful education required in these schools. However, the main aim is to study the factors affecting students achievements in the selected primary schools of Denotified Tribal Settlements in Andhra Pradhesh.
The present study is a census survey covering entire population of all the schools in the DNT settlements.
Tools of the study:
Tools to assess Students
Achievement Tests in Telugu Classes 1 to 5
Achievement Tests in EVS Classes 1 to 5
Achievement Tests in Maths Classes 1 to 5
Attitude Test to Assess the Attitude (or Behavioral Pattern) of the Tribal Children
Tools to assess other variables
School Record Schedule
Questionnaire for Head Teachers
Classroom Observation Schedule
Interview Schedule for Parents (Focus Group Discussion)
Method of the study:
Descriptive Statistics like Mean, Median, Standard Deviation, Range, Skewness and Kurtosis were used.
Findings of the study:
Educational research concerning the DNT troibes has largely been deprived and neglected. Even the educational research of the SCs and STs in India has largely been descriptive, historical and empirical in nature. There is an urgent need to undertake the research grounded in critical structural and interpretative theoretical frames and draw upon conclusions from the DNT studies. Research on DNT communities and provide deeper understanding of their socio-cultural milieus, problems and educational issues concerning the DNT children. The participation of the DNT children in education is essential as is their own engagement with educational research towards an emancipatory purpose. In the education system, the syllabus may be included as per the curriculum designed by the NCF 2005 of the NCERT to meet the special educational needs of these communities. The government of Andhra Pradhesh through Tribal Welfare Department must particularly encourage the education among the DNT communities by providing all infrastructural facilities and educational needs to the DNT children.
Keyword(s): Denotified Tribal Schools