Formal schooling during pandemic failed to consciously intervene in favour of socially discriminated

By Pallavi Sanil* With the re-opening of schools, there is a need for pedagogic support for students belonging to the marginalized sections to help them acquire linguistic, numerical, and cognitive competencies. In the aftermath of the pandemic, the contradiction between instrumentalism and morality as educational aims has reached the state of a full-blown crisis. This … Continue reading Formal schooling during pandemic failed to consciously intervene in favour of socially discriminated

Impact of pandemic-induced school closure on classroom learning and mental well-being of Odisha children

A note on consultation on Reimagining Post-Covid School Education in Odisha, organized by Odisha State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (OSCPCR) in collaboration with Atmashakti Trust: The Odisha State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (OSCPCR) in Collaboration with Atmashakti Trust today organized a consultation on Reimagining Post-covid school education in Odisha, herein at … Continue reading Impact of pandemic-induced school closure on classroom learning and mental well-being of Odisha children

As classrooms reopen slowly, can we ensure that all children return to schools?

By Safeena Husain* When the COVID-19 pandemic hit India, 12-year-old Rekha’s father lost his job. The family lost their income and their home. They were forced to return to a small village in Rajasthan, where Rekha had no school to go to, no mid-day meal, and no menstrual hygiene products. A bigger concern, however, was … Continue reading As classrooms reopen slowly, can we ensure that all children return to schools?

Diverse opinions galore at Karnavati University Youth Parliament of India 3.0

A Karnavati University note on the Youth Parliament of India 3.0 held at the campus: A series of fierce debates and meaningful discussion and discourse on a range of topics of national importance, namely the National Education Policy 2020 and Elections 2024 were the key highlights of the second and final day of Youth Parliament … Continue reading Diverse opinions galore at Karnavati University Youth Parliament of India 3.0

Indian schools’ rush towards business as usual: NCEE guidelines for effective education recovery

A National Coalition on the Education Emergency (NCEE) note has warned that Indian schools’ rush towards “business as usual” for the country’s 250 million children after 18 months of school closures should not be taken as a normal “return to school” activity. Noting that there has been “devastating learning loss”, the note, which is based … Continue reading Indian schools’ rush towards business as usual: NCEE guidelines for effective education recovery

Teachers doing their bit towards climate change. Are we learning?

Nagraj Adve By Shrey Ostwal* With the teachers day around the corner, the schools in the country are getting ready to remember the second president of India, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. I still vividly recall how I used to carry roses on this day to school to gift them to my favourite teachers as a token … Continue reading Teachers doing their bit towards climate change. Are we learning?