Enabling spaces: does it really matter? a dialogue between two friends

Jagadeeshan, Shashidhar (2013) Enabling spaces: does it really matter? a dialogue between two friends. Learning Curve (21). pp. 8-10.

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Two friends, one of them a school teacher (T), are meeting after a long time. They soon begin talking and education becomes the topic of their discussion. F: Your school is really beautiful and the children here seem very happy and friendly. But, tell me something. I see that tremendous energy goes into creating and running these schools. Does education really need special conditions? T: I guess there are two questions here. What is the goal of education, and how does the school environment impact children? F: But wait a minute. School environment doesn’t seem so important. We know that children can learn under all kinds of circumstances, for instance in war-torn regions, in abject poverty, in conditions of hostility and domestic violence. So why all this fuss about enabling spaces? Does it really matter? T: Would you voluntarily want your child to grow up under such hostile conditions?

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Jagadeeshan, Shashidhar
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, Early childhood education
Subjects: Social sciences
Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/743
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