Remodelling school as a social space

Shukla, Subir (2021) Remodelling school as a social space. Learning Curve. pp. 13-16. ISSN 2582-1644

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On a field trip to UP in 1995, I visited a school in a remote area. At the time it was being rumoured that a big World Bank scheme that had funded infrastructure development of schools was being discontinued. Everyone was worried, afraid that once the funds stopped flowing, the school’s infrastructure would ‘fall apart’. However, a teacher said something that completely changed my view on education. ‘I’m not worried for my school at all,’ he insisted, ‘because my school is not in the building or the furniture or the supplies – it’s in what happens between my children and me. People can come and remove the doors or even the bricks, but they can’t destroy my school.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Shukla, Subir
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Schools, Remodeling, Social space
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
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