The second sex? : a conversation on gender in a rural classroom

Kumar, Sunil (2020) The second sex? : a conversation on gender in a rural classroom. Learning Curve (7). pp. 99-100. ISSN 2582-1644

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Being a social science teacher in a class of students where 19 out of the 30 students are female, this topic was certainly not an easy one to deal with. Children in the class also come from different socio- economic backgrounds. While teaching the chapter ‘Society and Role of Women’ to class VII, the children would be reminded of many experiences they live with and endure every day in their homes. Patriarchy still reigns supreme in their households. Many differences can be seen in the way boys and girls are brought up, such as the practice of sending the male child to a private, English-medium school while the girl child is sent to a government school. The children were soon to become very aware of many other forms and modes of discrimination. The first day of my plan for this topic began with a discussion on gender roles. The children were asked to list the tasks and roles that men and women take up in the village and the society at large. All children were a part of this discussion.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Kumar, Sunil
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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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