Rebuilding self and identity in adivasi schooling

Madan, Amman (2020) Rebuilding self and identity in adivasi schooling. Learning Curve (7). 03-07. ISSN 2582-1644

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The sociological study of everyday life experiences in the classroom has enriched our understanding of how students learn and or do not learn. Children are not mechanical beings. They construct their emotions and ideas regarding teachers and school subjects through a series of social interactions. The experiences of a child within a society are what may lead her to begin to feel that geography is a boring subject, while history is exciting. A child from a home where the language of the school is spoken and where ideas of history are discussed and debated may find that it catches her interest in school as well. She will speak up in front of the teacher and the rest of the class and say things which the others might not know and gain their respect. Her self-esteem will rise. Meanwhile, a child from a family which does not speak the language of the classroom will struggle and stumble. If he has not heard about, say, Aryabhatta before, he may be silenced and may feel humiliated by the excited chatter of others.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Madan, Amman
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, Schooling for all, Right to Education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
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