Parents speak

Gurumoorthy, Nityaa (2013) Parents speak. Learning Curve (20). p. 94.

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Assessment has become an integral part of the present school system right from Pre-KG. As a mother of 3-year old twins, who have had to undergo assessment from the very first month of joining school, I am unwillingly forced to pressurise my kids in an endeavour to prove their mettle. Comparisons and constant suggestions from teachers for improvement drive parents towards putting pressure on their kids even when they do not intend to do so. I have friends who sent their kids to extra classes after school to hone their skills in storytelling, drawing etc., which I felt was completely unwarranted at such a young age. We actually end up curbing their curiosity and innocence because of this undue stress and burden.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Gurumoorthy, Nityaa
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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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