Postcolonial, inclusive education in the southpoint vidyashram

Kumar, Nita (2014) Postcolonial, inclusive education in the southpoint vidyashram. Learning Curve (23). pp. 70-72.

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As an answer to the question, “What would constitute an excellent Indian education for Indian children?” the school called The Southpoint Vidyashram was set up in 1990 in Varanasi, U.P. by our society NIRMAN. The answer to the above question was two-fold. One, the education must be inclusive. It must include children from any and all backgrounds, varying by class, religious or regional community, gender, and ability. Indian schools, obviously, are not inclusive. Students were differentiated always according to class and often by other criteria as well. Two, the education must be excellent. Children must be taught skills that empowered them to fulfil dreams, and more difficult, made into lifelong learners. We called these approaches ‘postcolonial’ and developed them continuously with research in our Centre for Postcolonial Education.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Kumar, Nita
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, Early childhood education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
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