Culture that matters

Karpagam, S (2013) Culture that matters. Learning Curve (21). pp. 63-65.

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Abstract

As a class teacher in the middle school [Grades V, VI & VII] I have heard children rebuke one another during the class sessions, in the common school areas where they sit and chat while waiting for their bus, while they go pass staff rooms. Initially I thought children coming of age have this awkwardness in expressing themselves and so tease each other gently as a way and means to start and strike a conversation with their peers. But as a teacher I was always ‘ears’to what language they are using to address each other, are they being very aggressive in their remarks and so on. At the same time equally I was on guard as to not to interfere too much at every single comment or mock as I felt that this is an important part of their growing up process and they need to go through it and stand up to it in their own way.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, Early childhood education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University publications > Learning Curve
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2018 05:44
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2018 05:44
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/733
Publisher URL: http://apfstatic.s3.ap-south-1.amazonaws.com/s3fs-...

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