Parents’ Attitude toward Girls’ Education at Primary Level: A Case Study of Bogra District in Bangladesh

Girls’ education is an imperative factor for enhancing their socio-economic status in a society. It has been recognized as a necessary prerequisite to a sustainable social development. Using descriptive research methodology, this research is aimed at exploring the influence of parents’ attitudes toward girls’ education in rural Bangladesh. Findings revealed that traditional norms, in many ways, hindered female educational accomplishment at the primary level. It was also revealed that male dominated societal norms, religious misinterpretation and low awareness levels limit female education. As a policy initiative, pursuing gender awareness programs addressing parents’ attitudes toward girls would result in positive changes in this regard.