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Keeping Election Promises on Learning Outcomes Close, No Matter How Far
While many issues get highlighted during election season, school education often doesn’t make it to the limelight. However, given its importance to the country’s future, we examine what the two national parties have laid out in their election manifestos – and what the new government can do to improve the quality of education once it comes to power.
How Children Learn to Read
Most of us take reading for granted, but this basic skill is actually difficult to acquire for many children coming from disadvantaged backgrounds. In order to enable them to learn to read, we look at the different components of a ‘balanced’ approach to teaching literacy to children.
MIND YOUR LANGUAGE: MOTHER TONGUE EDUCATION GETS A BOOST
English-medium schools are on the rise, yet students and teachers have shown a preference to learn in their native language. EdTech-based personalized learning platforms have the potential to bridge this gap, one such example being Khan Academy's vernacular and bilingual Hindi-English content in India.
By Shruti Gogia March 2019