Fri. Sep 20th, 2019

The Seer

Read, Think, Act

primary education

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Contrary to popularly held usual suspects like malnourishment, parents’ non-cooperation, teachers’ salary and other associated incentives, Duflo holds the ‘tyranny of the curriculum’ to be the major roadblock for a child transitioning from ‘learn-to-read’ to ‘read-to-learn’ space. The race of completing the curriculum irrespective of what children can do makes it a challenging experience for the students and the teachers alike. Right to Education has only pushed this thought further into our schooling systems.

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On the other side is the irony that we have enough technology to get past the gravity and venture into the outer space, but not enough technology to conduct an exam without having to put the students through the discomfort of a mandated dress code. “To develop the scientific temper, humanism and the spirit of inquiry and reform”, reads the Indian Constitution when it comes to Fundamental duties. Probably the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) needs a refresher on scientific temper so that they stop depending on dress codes to contain cheating in exams.