By Priyanka Shertukde, Pratham How well do we know our own neighborhood? If I am asked to talk about the…
Not only did I want to observe ASER’s methodology first-hand, but I also wanted to determine whether and to what extent it may be applied in the Caribbean.
I feel even small efforts like mine can help bring attention to the quality of education in the school. And to that end I feel the ASER tool can be very helpful for parents like me.
As we near the end of ASER 2016, much appreciation and thanks go to the men and women of ASER that tirelessly work behind the curtains, to tell India how her children are doing every year.
ASER is a wealthy composition of learning outcomes of children in rural India. The Report card has been an uncontested reference to anyone interested in educational research and assessment.
“India does not live in its towns but in its villages.” Even if we interpret this statement literally, it stands true as almost 70% of Indians do live in rural areas. Then how is it that in the age of the internet where there is a constant deluge of information, urban India knows more about the food habits of their favourite celebrity than it does about the children of rural India who cannot even read a basic paragraph? I’m too scared to look for an answer because it forces me to rethink everything – my upbringing, my education, and most importantly, my privilege.
नक्शा बनाते समय शर्मा जी गाँव के अन्य साथियों को समझाते भी जा रहे थे कि भाई जब गाँव हमारा है तो नक्शा भी तो हम ही बनायेंगे !