A new approach for learning enhancement

E S, Ramamurthy (2013) A new approach for learning enhancement. Learning Curve (21). pp. 50-52.

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The state of primary education in Public Schools gets regularly highlighted in the Annual Survey of Education Reports (ASER) from time to time. Some of the facts brought up in them are indeed disturbing; to cite an example, in Karnataka as many as 27% of the students in 7th Std are seen to lack the ability to read fluently simple non-text book content in own language. Of greater concern is the fact that such skill gaps will, if unaddressed at this stage, go on to become i lifelong issues. Sikshana wanted to ensure that no student leaves primary schooling without acquiring the three basic skills - reading, writing and expression in own language; as a part of this, it focussed on fluency in reading as a first step. Sikshana has come close to achieving this goal using an innovative approach, which is the i Sikshana realised that the shortfalls reported by ASER are notwithstanding the fact that the teachers in Public Schools are invariably well equipped to handle them in terms of qualifications and experience. Neither can it be traced to the students' inherent abilities and intelligence as, barring very few, most of them are found to be bright enough not to fail on this score.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: E S, Ramamurthy
Document Language:
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/909
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