A study on the attitude of male members of Asur community people with varying literacy and marital status regarding provision of education
Dr. Md. Afsar Ali
This paper is aimed to find out the relation between literacy status and attitude towards education as well as between marital status and attitude towards education among the male Asur, an aboriginal tribal community in West Bengal, India. A total of sixty numbers of samples from Cooch Bihar and Alipurduar districts, WB were taken for this study. 1:1, face-to-face interview was conducted with an inventory containing 28 items covering seven dimensions of education for data collection purpose. Descriptive as well as inferential statistics like ANOVA, ‘t’-test by applying Excel and SPSS-16.o software were used for data analysis. A significant difference between the attitude of the literate married male and that of the illiterate married male samples of Asur community people was found at 0.01 level. But for their unmarried counterpart this difference was found to be non-significant at 0.05 level. This finding might be helpful to the policy planners, program designers and to the implementing agencies from the Govt. or non-Govt. authorities in devising provisions of education to this particularly vulnerable most primitive tribe of our country.