Triangular Attitude of Patriarchy: A Major Issue of Lifelong Learning among Women in India

Navnath B. Tupe


The purpose of this research is to develop a deeper understanding of the socio-economic and gender issues with special reference to Lifelong Learning. The socio-economic and gender issue is described in terms of triangular attitude of patriarchy which includes negligence towards women, discriminatory expectancy and deprivation of resources. These are the three dimensions of patriarchic attitude that creates the threats in empowerment of women which was the priori theme of this research. The comparison between the rural and urban issues of housewives, member of self-help groups and women entrepreneurs has been studied. It is another interesting aspect of this study.   This survey is significance to several audiences including rural & urban community leaders, adult educators, programme developers, researchers, social reformers, bankers, policymakers, NGOs and for government agencies. Rural and urban community leaders may derive ideas and issues that will help them promote lifelong learning as an approach for community economic and social development and for bridging the gender gaps. Adult educators and programme developers may be encouraged to consider sociocultural learning theory and approaches to address the issues about resources, expectancy and negligence.

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