Adolescent Girls as Quality Learners: Issues and Concerns- A Study in Higher Secondary Schools of Jammu (J&K)


  • Varsha Kapoor Assistant Professor Sociology, Higher Education Department, Jammu and Kashmir, India
  • Vishav Raksha Professor, Department of Sociology, Director, Centre for Women's Studies, University of Jammu, India



Adolescent Girls, Quality Education, Quality Learners


The quality of education and its determinants have been a topic of attention since the beginning of formal education. The present paper focuses on the issue of quality education among adolescent girls in the Jammu district (Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir). Out of five dimensions of quality education given by UNICEF, the first and foremost condition is the need to have ’quality learners’ is taken into consideration. It is an exploratory study based on empirical data gathered from 240 adolescent girls studying in sixteen higher secondary schools of Jammu District. The factors like parents’ education, monthly income of parents, family support, school environment, and good nutrition plays a vital role in making girls quality learners. Results show that cultural norms play an essential role in shaping the personality and choices of adolescent girls.


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Kapoor, V., & Raksha, V. (2021). Adolescent Girls as Quality Learners: Issues and Concerns- A Study in Higher Secondary Schools of Jammu (J&K). MIER Journal of Educational Studies Trends and Practices, 11(2), 368–387.


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