AbstractWe use a near-representative household panel survey of ∼19,000 primary-school-aged children in rural Tamil Nadu to…Read More
The National Coalition on the Education Emergency has been established to provide a forum for individuals and organizations to come together and build a larger awareness of the crisis arising from keeping schools closed, and build social pressure to carefully open schools and to ensure structured learning opportunities for all children, especially those from the marginalized groups. The Coalition aims to collate and develop models of teaching that provide meaningful opportunities for student learning, both in schools and in community learning centers.
The Working group on “Education support to communities” is working on producing a compilation of NGO interventions providing meaningful learning opportunities to students during COVID. The template for compiling the intervention experiences is available here. This group has created a policy brief laying out principles for education support, developed/curated simple resources with ideas and activities for teachers and for parents (to aid caregivers in engaging with children and support their learning), etc.
The Working Group on “Social Mobilization” organizes meetings with interested individuals and groups in different states to build a larger discourse on the education emergency, and create social pressure across the country for careful/phased school opening. The group organizes translations of materials including the note on education emergency into other languages to reach the message to parents, worker groups, communities. The group is also aiming to create small/simple video messages, posters for a wider audience.