Sunday, January 17, 2021

    Tag: Education

    Maria Montessori challenged and changed how kids are taught, and remains influential today

    One hundred and fifty years after Maria Montessori’s birth, tens of thousands of teachers around the world still hail her innovations and educational philosophy. One...

    The Legitimisation of Privatisation in NEP 2020: An analysis

    By legitimising privatisation in the education sector, the NEP 2020 is scripting a new India with varied imaginations and trajectories.
    Malko, a government school teacher from the film 'Newton' performing her duties at an election booth in Chhattisgarh.

    Post-Covid India Furthers Agenda of Reducing Government School Teachers into Cogs in a Bureaucratic...

    From duties in Covid surveys to being stationed on roads to impose fines on those without masks, government school teachers are compelled to do everything apart from teaching in a post-pandemic India.
    Will the strict curb on excessively heavy school bags help the Indian student ?

    From Reduced Weight of School Bags to Lesser Homework: How the Government’s Recommendations Can...

    From reduction in homework and the burden of textbooks to eliminating the compulsive carrying of heavy school bags, a new government plan may bring some respite to school children. 
    Ranjitsinh Disale at the Zila Parishad School in Solapur District, Maharashtra wins a prestigious award for working for the education and empowerment of tribal female students. Photo Credit: Mumbai Mirror

    Fighting the Malaise of Child Marriage, the Story of Maharashtra’s Ranjitsinh Disale Who Brought...

    In a remote district where child marriage was a rampant practice, educator Ranjitsinh Disale’s efforts for bringing poor tribal girls to school in Maharashtra is indeed inspirational. 

    What Bihar Requires to Spend on Elementary School Education?

    Low funding in education has costed Bihar a lot and unless it prioritises school education and its democratisation under the RTE, it is bound to remain educationally deprived.
    An ongoing session at the Nav Bharat Jagriti Kendra

    Life of Social Commitments—Elderly Activists Look Back At Young Dreams

    A story of life long commitment inspires generations to walk on the same path and convert dreams into realities. 

    Watch | Aishwarya Reddy’s Suicide and Why the Digital Divide Has Accentuated Educational Hierarchies

    This program is about how the widespread insistence on online teaching-learning in what is being called the 'new-normal' must be contested and challenged because it doesn't take into consideration the socio-economic locations of a majority of Indian students who come from economically disadvantaged sections and have no access to regular educational opportunities let alone dedicated technology or the internet for accessing online teaching-learning. It becomes clearly established that an already exclusive/elitist access to education becomes an even distant dream for lakhs of Indian students amid the pandemic giving way to issues such as forceble drop-out, discontinuation of academic pursuit, premature entry into the workforce or being entrapped into child trafficking or being forced into early marriages. The digital-divide is sure to have deep and long-term implications for the domain of education and we have ample evidence to show that it is resulting in suicides, mental anxieties and sheer desperation in students, the latest among such cases being the suicide of an LSR student in Telanagana who didn't get her fellowship money, couldn't afford to buy a smartphone to access her online classes and thus took her own life out of helplessness and a sense of being left out. The coronavirus pandemic has only accentuated and underlined the inherent hierarchies/cleavages and walls of separation within the Indian education system.

    Exploring the Pivotal Role of the Head Teacher in Transforming the Lives of Children...

    This case study presents the exemplary leadership of a head teacher who leveraged upon community support to transform the school infrastructure and learning environment of the Gadgaon primary government school.

    The Pandemic , Unequal Opportunities and the Challenges Posed by the Online Mode of...

    In a society embedded in socio-economic hierarchies, access to online education is limited to the privileged and leaves behind a large section of those coming from marginalised backgrounds.

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