A Dearth of Women Teachers in Rajasthan, India

A PSIPSE-funded study from the Education Research Unit shows there is a paucity of women math and science teachers in Rajasthan, India. The study points to social perceptions that math is beyond the inherent capabilities of girls, which leads to a low number of female math and science students at the college level and, in turn, results in few female teachers. The study urges attention to the issue and emphasizes the need for elimination of gender and social disparities in primary and secondary education in India.