Journal of
Geography and Regional Planning

  • Abbreviation: J. Geogr. Reg. Plann.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2070-1845
  • DOI: 10.5897/JGRP
  • Start Year: 2008
  • Published Articles: 389

Full Length Research Paper

Problems and prospects of primary education in Mathura district: A geographical analysis

  Kapil Kaushik  
Department of Geography, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh-202002, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 20 August 2010
  •  Published: 31 October 2010



Distribution and availability of primary education act as a vital factor in regional as well as human resource development. The present paper aims at assessing spatial problems of primary education among the blocks of Mathura district. This study was based on secondary sources of data. A total of eighteen selected variables were grouped into the three categories of primary educational attainment, primary educational facilities and socio-economic development. Statistical techniques like composite z-score and correlation have been applied to the data sets. The study revealed that at the block level there was unequal distribution of attainment in primary education. It is also interesting to note that the low level of attainment in primary education was mainly due to the socio-economic conditions of people rather than the educational facilities available in the blocks.


Key words: Universalization, curriculum, human resource, labor market and primary education.