Anticipated challenges and some solutions

Kumar, Vipin (2021) Anticipated challenges and some solutions. Learning Curve. pp. 70-71. ISSN 2582-1644

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A few days ago, I had to go to Bassi Adda panchayat (Banswara, Rajasthan) for vaccination-related work. At a tea stall, I saw a little girl working. She must have been 9-10 years old. I asked her for her name; she said it was Ritu. I enquired if she was going to school. She replied in her local language that she used to go earlier but not anymore. I asked her which class she is in, to which Ritu replied that she did not know. I thought she might be able to tell me which class she studied in when she went to school, but Ritu could not recall even that. Most children during this time have either been carefree, on their own or burdened by daily chores; whatever the reasons, it is a fact that they have drifted away from school. We can surmise from this that the anxiety of teachers regarding children’s learning is not completely unfounded. I also spoke to Ritu about counting, addition and subtraction. She could not count properly. According to her age, she should be in class IV or V now.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Kumar, Vipin
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Pandemic, Learning, Teacher, Student
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
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