Social inclusion and exclusion – my experiences

Singh, Deepika K (2014) Social inclusion and exclusion – my experiences. Learning Curve (23). pp. 40-43.

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I am sharing about my experiences of being a student in a school that largely catered to a middle class neighbourhood with most of the students’ father or mother employed in the same industry but in different capacities, spanning from a floor cleaner to director of a department. I remember, I was in grade 8 and it was Mathematics class, our teacher was teaching us. The office boy came and gave a sheet of paper to the teacher. The teacher said, “I will call out names of children, you have to collect your scholarship.” She read out few names and then one more name, this was name of a bright girl student. She always got in first three ranks and was liked by the teacher. The teacher even commented on her dressing and if she wore a T-shirt the teacher would tell her “good girls” should not be wearing such clothes. She read out the girl’s name from the list, the girl jumped from the bench but the teacher said “Oh! You are a schedule caste, chi chi”.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Singh, Deepika K
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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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