Asset thinking: The mindset for inclusion

Saleem, Jwairia (2023) Asset thinking: The mindset for inclusion. Hindustan Times.

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Despite the mandate on equity and inclusion both by our Constitution and legislature, the status quo in our institutions is far from inclusive, with few takers among the teaching fraternity. Most teachers view the resulting diversity in their classrooms as an impediment to achieving intended outcomes. Since teachers are inadequately prepared to provide socio-emotional support and academic interventions to all students admitted through universal enrolment drives, many students face hostility and alienation and soon drop out of the system. The compulsion on inclusion has backfired, making it a bitter pill for both - teachers and students alike. A closer examination of the issue reveals a fundamental flaw in the way we approach inclusion and highlights the need to celebrate diversity before embracing inclusion.

Item Type: Newspaper Article
Authors: Saleem, Jwairia
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Uncontrolled Keywords: equity, inclusion, Constitution and legislature, teaching
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University
Full Text Status: Public
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