Bringing the last child into school

Taneja, Shivani (2020) Bringing the last child into school. Learning Curve (7). pp. 79-83. ISSN 2582-1644

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When I started working in 1997, I set out with a dream that all children should be in school, with the assumption that this idea was directly linked with the vision of an equitable world. I believe many of us have worked on these lines. Whether it is the state, communities, parents, all of us adults find ourselves believing/working on the premise that schooling is necessary as well as productive. But as we grow from a naïve young person to a critically thinking adult (unlikely to have become this through our own school education!), there is a realisation that this is far from the truth. Some questions arise that may need to be examined beyond the classroom setting: Is education merely a tool for the industrialised world, for modern civilisation? Do we learn a sense of equality across gender, religion, caste, class and develop constitutional values, or is it actually the opposite that is strengthened through this system? Will this education build a sustainable world?

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Taneja, Shivani
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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
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