Vocational education and training for indigenous women in India: toward a participatory planning approach

Dagar, P. (2022) Vocational education and training for indigenous women in India: toward a participatory planning approach. International Journal of Training Research, 20(1), pp. 43-57. (doi: 10.1080/14480220.2021.1959379)

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Abstract

Indigenous women in India struggle to maintain their traditional knowledge, education and livelihoods in the face of colonization, neoliberalism and development. The paper analyzes the vocational education and skills training programmes implemented for indigenous women in India by the national government and local agencies. It considers the experiences of indigenous women from two different geographical locations and two distinct communities. The qualitative findings from the study indicate a mismatch between the requirements and desires of indigenous women and the policy objectives. By integrating self-determination into a subaltern framework, the paper suggests taking a participatory planning approach to VET for indigenous women. It brings attention to and draws practical suggestions for representation and inclusion of indigenous women in skills development.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This research was supported by Erasmus Mundus EMJMD Scholarship.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dagar, Miss Preeti
Authors: Dagar, P.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
Journal Name:International Journal of Training Research
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN:1448-0220
ISSN (Online):2204-0544
Published Online:03 August 2021
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 The Authors
First Published:First published in International Journal of Training Research 20(1): 43-57
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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