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Enrollment levels highest in a decade, sharp drop in Reading Ability of children - ASER 2022 report

-   Annual Status of Education Report, 2022 The Covid-19 pandemic resulted in some of the longest school lockdowns in the world in India. How has it affected learning and literacy? The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2022 reveals a mixed bag of results. Here are the most important findings: * Enrollment levels have reached the highest level since the implementation of the Right to Education Act was implemented in 2009....

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Why is it difficult for children from underprivileged sections of the society to get their lessons online? Read this new report to know.

Remote teaching and learning promoted by Edtech companies as an alternative to physical classrooms, especially since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, may have a sizeable consumer base in our country. However, at the bottom of the pyramid, there are only a few takers of online education. In reality, class and caste-divide, which is more prominent in rural areas, affects access to digital learning. The majority of the school going...

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Jean Drèze on why Amartya Sen is the original ‘argumentative Indian par excellence’ ‘Abstract as they may seem, his essential ideas are a springboard for public action’: Jean Drèze’s foreword to Lawrence Hamilton’s ‘How To Read Amartya Sen’. Amartya Sen is better known as an economist than as a philosopher, but he is both and more, like Adam Smith – someone he admires and who happens to share his initials. It is, quite often, his grounding in philosophy that enables him to question the...

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The NEP and liberal arts education -Krishna Kumar

-The Hindu The draft’s endorsement of critical thinking would have gained credibility if it had promoted liberal values A few months ago, a school principal told me about her conversation in the morning assembly with children of the middle (Grades VI-VIII) section. She had asked them for suggestions to turn the school into heaven. Some children suggested a garden, with trees, grass, and flowers blossoming all year round. Others pointed out that...

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