Educational assessment and intervention

Shankar, G (2013) Educational assessment and intervention. Learning Curve (20). pp. 22-25.

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Since education has been commoditized, there are two different worlds of the haves and have- nots in education. The quality of education in government schools is still very poor and new assessment- based books have been introduced which are not compatible with the delivery system. The ‘haves’ in the existing system of education live in an age of information overload. As there is so much to learn, many parents and educators try to give children a head start by introducing them to advanced concepts early on. To put children on fast-forward is to risk turning them off to their natural desire to learn and, instead, increases the risk of their becoming anxious, depressed and unhappy. The schools meant for the ‘haves’ exert pressure through high-powered curricula and parents feel the need to keep children running, lest they fall off the treadmill.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Shankar, G
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, Early childhood education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
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