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Saturday, December 05, 2020

Disha Nawani

The writer is professor and dean, School of Education, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

Aishwarya Reddy’s death points finger at an education system that turns a blind eye to inequality
Tue, Dec 01, 2020

It is important to recognise that the pressures faced by such students, even in regular circumstances are huge — the pressure to do well academically, pressure to conform and look/dress/talk in a certain way. The list is long and encompasses every part of their being.

Conformity and inequality are wired into our education system
Thu, Oct 29, 2020

It’s time that we reflect on the kind of world we are creating through our system of “formal education, assessment and rewards” and its implications on young students.

NEP 2020 fails those trapped in vicious cycles of disadvantage
Fri, Sep 25, 2020

Our aim should not be limited to imparting children with foundational skills of literacy, numeracy and competencies but removing structural disadvantages, thus enabling them to live a meaningful life, simultaneously strengthening our society as a secular, democratic space.

NEP 2020 comes short on providing an enabling milieu for teachers
Wed, Aug 19, 2020

Good salaries, regular increments, rigorous entrance exams, professionally valued degrees for teachers, autonomy in curriculum development and student assessment are part of the reform process.

Impasse caused by pandemic offers room to rethink board exams, find alternatives
Tue, May 05, 2020

News about how the different boards are consumed with somehow conducting the remaining exams and sending powerpoint presentations to children urging them to meditate/exercise will not help — adoption of student-sensitive decisions will.