Thinking differently about ‘access’

Bhattacharjea, Suman (2013) Thinking differently about ‘access’. Learning Curve (21). pp. 26-29.

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I clearly remember the moment when I realized that I could read. I must have been five years old. I was at home, sitting on the floor with a storybook, reading a story one word at a time. And suddenly (this is how I remember it, at least) - I was reading whole sentences from beginning to end, without stopping. I could read! outcome of a process that had started years before. My mother would read to us regularly at bedtime. I was always surrounded by story books. My father was a journalist, and our home was full of print materials of all sorts. The printed word was a basic, taken-for-granted element of the fabric of our home. It wasn’t until many years later that I looked back and thought about this amasing moment, and everything that it signified. Obviously, it was the

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Bhattacharjea, Suman
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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
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