Who decides where I belong?

Chawla, Ritika (2014) Who decides where I belong? Learning Curve (23). pp. 30-32.

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“The bell rang. I took out my tiffin box from my bag and left the classroom. I climbed down the stairs and went to sit at my usual place in the shed area. Looking through the iron grill rods, I saw a group of girls from my class sitting in a circle under the tree. Some other kids played in the ground. I finished my lunch and went and sat next to the bai. Bai is my only friend in school. She works in the office and calls me ‘Shaktimaan’ to tease me, but I like it. Each day at school seems the same, each lunch break... I walk around looking for familiar faces each afternoon.” – Sneha* “The school Annual Day is coming up. I’m very excited. This is the only time of the year I feel wanted. I love dancing and I’m good at it and all the groups planning a dance performance want me in it. This is different from other days in class. Every time a teacher gives us work to do in a group, no one takes me till the teacher tells them to. Even if the groups are divided by the teacher, I am given the easiest thing to do like collecting pictures. I know I have problems in writing and remembering things but it is not that I do it on purpose. Why can’t I be part of groups in class too and not just for dancing?” – Sonal*

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Chawla, Ritika
Document Language:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, Early childhood education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/1082
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