Abstract

Hijra is a term given to the intersex, hermaphrodite and, transgender people who are part of the Hijra community in Bangladesh. In 2013 Bangladesh government gave the official recognition of Hijras as a third gender community. But the society still thing Hijras are aliens they are not supposed to live in society and have a life. Though Hijras have official recognition of their sexual identity they are far away to get social recognitio n. Educatio n is a basic need for every single person in the world, and education is the best medium of communication to construct the social identity of a person. According to Bangladesh, education policy education is for all. Hijras are also included in the term ‘all.’ Though they have all the r ight of being a citizen of the people republic of Bangladesh, we never seen a Hijra in school, college, or any other educational institution. Using a qualitative analysis, this study will focus on why Hijras are not participating in the mainstream education system of Bangladesh though they have official recognition as a third gender community. This paper will also focus on the role of society in making this decimation in the education system. This research paper utilizes the co-cultural theory by Mark Orbe and Muted group theory by Ardener. This study use these theories to understand how social influence is responsible for a minority community to stay out of the mainstream education system. The theories used also helped with explaining the reason how sexual Identity became the main obstacle in the path of education.

How to Cite
ASHRAFUL GONI, MEHNAZ HAQUE, MD. Communication as an Obstacle for Education: An Analysis on Participation of Hijras in Mainstream Education System of Bangladesh. Global Journal of Human-Social Science Research, [S.l.], may 2020. ISSN 2249-460X. Available at: <https://socialscienceresearch.org/index.php/GJHSS/article/view/3168>. Date accessed: 22 oct. 2020.