Educational development in Kashmir since 1948- A case study of secondary education in District Anantnag (Jammu and Kashmir)
Mr. Maroof Maqbool
Secondary education is the second largest tier of education after primary education. It is most important stage not only because being an intermediary stage between primary and higher education but also because it prepares the students for the specialisation and professionalization of education. The present paper focuses on the overall qualitative and quantitative progress in secondary education in district Anantnag in south Kashmir. The paper is an attempt to trace the development of secondary education of the area in post 1948 when the state became under Indian administrative control. The history of public and the private sector in the secondary education system has been analysed and a comparison of the two has been made which conveys a grim picture of the government controlled overall educational sector in general and secondary education in particular. The researcher by making use of the primary sources with thoughtful insights from secondary works has made an in-depth study and tried to penetrate deep down into the soil of secondary education of the district Anantnag.