Preparing educators for inclusive classrooms

Srinivasan, Rajashree (2020) Preparing educators for inclusive classrooms. Learning Curve (6). pp. 52-54. ISSN 2582-1644

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Although in our country the law provides for access to equal quality education, the reality is replete with examples of uneven access and dismal educational outcomes. There are a large number of children in the system who suffer the consequences of disability, poverty and social exclusion. Academic achievement in the school system has been elusive, especially, for first-generation school-goers. Teachers in these schools have the hardest job of all. They have to ensure that all the academic learning happens within the school, as these children do not receive any academic support at home. The circumstances that the children live in are so fragile that teachers are not sure whether, for familial or cultural or socio-economic reasons, they will turn up at school the next day because their lives are in a constant state of uncertainty and ambiguity. They need teachers and an overall supportive system, that consistently believes that all children are capable of learning and achievement. The belief that poverty, caste, religion and other social differences account neither for intelligence nor for inquiry ought to be central to the philosophy and practice of schooling.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Srinivasan, Rajashree
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Inclusive classrooms, Elementary Education, Government schools, Early Childhood Education (ECE), Curriculum, Classroom, Classroom learning and teaching
Subjects: Social sciences > Education > Elementary education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
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