Brand: government school

Ranjekar, Dileep (2016) Brand: government school. Learning Curve (25). 05-07.

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When Azim Premji Foundation made a fundamental decision to work with rural Government schools and focus on Government School Education System (as opposed to individual geographies or schools) it was fully aware of the several challenges that exist in the Government schooling system. In many ways, it was a natural decision for the Foundation. Among the various ways that we evaluated to contribute to social change, we found education as the most powerful way. Within the education domain, we had several options such as higher education, technical education, management education etc. We realized that school education is where it all begins therefore it was a natural decision to work with school education as a priority.Government schools are required to deal with this massive disadvantage – which is never factored in by the general public. Unlike in most private schools, the focus in the Government schools is not on merely preparing the children to perform better in the 10th standard examinations. Indian Government school system is the largest in the world and has the unique reach of having a primary school within a kilometre of each village. In a nation where infrastructure development (roads, electricity, and water supply) have lagged behind terribly, this reach of education to all sections of society was a tremendous achievement.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Ranjekar, Dileep
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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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