Shikshamitra : an experimental school and resource centre

Sinha, Sudeshna (2020) Shikshamitra : an experimental school and resource centre. Learning Curve (7). pp. 95-101. ISSN 2582-1644

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A background of special education and years of experience in running a Hindi medium school for migrant children in Kolkata (1994-2004), often left me and some of my close associates reviewing the educational needs of children, especially those from the lower-income groups. My experience during these years confirmed what many people already know - a schooling system of 10-12 years with a fixed syllabus for all neither respects the individuality and ability of each learner nor equips them to cope better with life. Moreover, in trying to fit into the system, most of those at the margins ended up being pushed out, losing their survival skills in the bargain.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Sinha, Sudeshna
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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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