Reaching out... a different approach to inclusion

Mohan Raj, Sarala (2014) Reaching out... a different approach to inclusion. Learning Curve (23). pp. 78-79.

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“If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn”. To a large extent, it is these words of Ignacio Estrada that guides us in reaching out to students who experience difficulties in learning and therefore are unable to cope with the demands of mainstream education. Students, who fall scholastically behind their grade-level peers time and time again, are bound to feel inadequate about their capabilities, be low in self esteem and lack self confidence. A section for alternative studies, for 12 to 15 year-olds (Std. 7 to Std. 10) has been our answer at Vidya Niketan School, to assist students with academic difficulties – our way of reaching out and giving back to society. This initiative has been a part of our school since the last 12 years. Understanding the needs of adolescents with academic difficulties, we focus on their all-round development, their socio-emotional learning and, spiritual and psychological well-being. No adolescent should be deprived of a school life just because he/she is unable to cope with the academic curriculum. As educators, we understand the depth of learning that takes place over and above the academic knowledge that students are expected to acquire, by just being in a school environment.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Mohan Raj, Sarala
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, Early childhood education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
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