Tribal education in Kashmir: overcoming socio-cultural barriers to inclusive learning

The educational remoteness of Scheduled Tribes (STs) is still a major issue in many countries, especially in India. This study provides an insightful examination of the educational disadvantage of the Scheduled Tribes in the particular setting of Kashmir, India. The study examines socio-economic, cultural and political aspects of the region that impact educational disparities in the Scheduled Tribes population to provide an in-depth analysis of the factors that cause these disparities. It draws attention to the difficulties and barriers to their academic advancement, including institutional bias, poverty, limited access to quality education and cultural differences. The study also highlights the need to develop context-sensitive strategies, community involvement, inclusive policies and targeted interventions to close the education gap and provide equal opportunities to Scheduled Tribes for a better future.