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Learning from Children What to Teach Them

First Edition
  • Malavika Kapur - Honorary Professor, National Institute Of Advanced Studies, Bangalore

Courses:
Education Policy

December 2007 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
This enriching book explores quality education at the grassroots level for disadvantaged children. It evolves and evaluates strategies for the promotion of the overall development of children in the motor, cognitive, language, emotional, social, and moral domains. The methods used revolve around children, with a larger purpose of shaping young minds as opposed to solely enhancing academic skills by relating the subjects of the syllabi. The essence of the book lies in what adults can learn from children while teaching them.

Though the book stems from case studies of schools in rural Karnataka, it has implications for effectively providing quality education to children across the nation. It quantitatively evaluates the process of intervention that consists of 20 -25 hours of group work with the school children and qualitatively describes the outcome in terms of promotion of psycho-social development.


 
PART ONE: BACKGROUND
 
Introduction
 
Bridging the Gap between Education and Child Developmental Psychology
 
Backdrop to the Present Work
 
Families of the Children of the Forests
 
Working with Rural School Children
 
Working with the Tribal Children inAshram Schools
 
An Integrated Approach to the Delivery of Child Mental Health Services
 
PART TWO: SOME INSIGHTS
 
Working with Children
 
Orientation Programmes with Teachers
 
Reflections
 
Implications

The book succeeds in demonstrating the need to adopt an integrated approach for addressing the issues of health, education and welfare of children from disadvantaged groups….The book helps in developing an insight as to how and what we could learn from children while teaching them. The methods evolved by the author are unique and focus on attuning the young mind towards divergent thinking and creativity rather than developing academic skills. This message is captured so powerfully and convincingly in the book that it deserves to be read by students and teachers of child development and education.

The Book Review

This book presents an effort of the author to evolve strategies for the promotion of development of a child in different domains of motor, cognitive, language, emotional, social and moral skills….The appreciable aspect is that it is not another armchair research work but the book has arisen out of a functional, active and live programme involving teachers, government officials and students at the grassroots level.

The Tribune

This enriching book explores quality education at the grass-roots level for disadvantaged children. It evolves and evaluates strategies for the promotion of the overall development of children in the motor, cognitive, language, emotional, social and moral domains.

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