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Bringing Tribal Community Inside the classroom
Transcript of Bringing Tribal Community Inside the classroom
5 YEARS KEY MILESTONES
Challenges In tribal areas…
Let's become student again....
Ashish Kumar Shrivastava
Child centric schools with familiar atmosphere leading to actual average student attendance as 90%
Easy learning and comprehension leading to increase academic results by 80% pass rate and 1 grade level improvement
Documented and animated oral traditions in form of 500+ stories
Knowledge and culture retention
Increased community presence through School Management Committee ( SMC's )
Targeted reach.. ( Multiplier effect )
Key stakeholders on a common platform
Were you able to relate to the content contextually?
Did you feel comfortable trying these?
Were you able to read and comprehend a text that was not in your mother tongue?
Will you be comfortable to talk about something you have never seen?
Were your parents able to support you academically at home?
You just read a text in Gondi and saw a pic of Danteshwari Temple
Bringing community inside classroom
EVERY RURAL AND TRIBAL COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTES TOWARDS AN EXCELLENT EDUCATION FOR THEIR CHILDREN
Create a platform for Community to contribute to holistic development of the child by playing a role inside classroom
Create academic resources for tribal/rural children that is in resonance with their eco-system leading to academic improvement in schools
Bridge the gap between community and schools by creating a support structure for the government system to effectively work on the long term education plan of the tribal/rural children
Create documented repository of tribal history and culture
Can you name this famous temple in Bastar?
Can you comprehend the text?
The RED CORRIDOR –...
Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand are the most affected
Indians live in Rural Areas
of India is Naxal Affected
Tribals form approximately
of the total population in India and more than
of total population in Chhattisgarh
**Data Source: ASER 2014 and Research Study by Dr. Manoj Kr. Nag on tribal schools and children
70% Class 1 & 2 children
don’t understand Hindi
> 90% school going children have local dialects(Gondi, Halbi)
A tribal child takes
after joining school to understand context in classroom
in Bastar agree on effectiveness of local language and resources
feel difficulty teaching without local language
Maximum children dropout
reason: language issues
54% children prefer local language in classroom
Think about this:
What makes a school interesting?
5 years - 260 schools blasted
A decade of conflict..
Children and their education
suffered the most
the medium of instruction
Comprehension problem burdens the child
Language + communication barrier
Non Contextual teaching-learning environment
Inability to connect with students
No Academic Support
of Local Resources
of need to education
While we all are striving for a better India.
Let us not forget the under-served and underprivileged who can't speak for themselves.
Leading Areas of Concern
Low Academic achievements
In standard 3rd 17% cannot read a std 1 text
In std 5, 21.3% can only do basic subtractions
Struggling School Management Committees
( SMCs )
90% of SMC’s NOT FUNCTIONAL in Bastar, Chattisgarh
Negligible presence of community in classroom
High student dropout
Student Retention rate reduced from 59% to 33% between 2009 and 2012
The Constructive approach..
Utilization of local language and context in classroom
Empower teacher to use local resources
Increasing community participation in schools
Planned transition Mother Tongue to State Textbook language
Use of community and its resources in curriculum planning and implementation
WORKSHOPS: Stories, games, songs, dance, livelihood, art and craft in local language using local resources
Compilation and documentation of workshops
Strengthening School Management Committee through Community Workshops
Textual, pictorial, audio and video animations.
Subject specific labs
Lesson plans with local customs and culture.
Capacity building programs for teachers to extract concepts out of the local customs and livelihood
Policy designing and Implementation
PHASE1 - 2 years
PHASE2 - 2 years
PHASE3 - 1 years
Community workshops: Storytelling, art, craft, dance and music
Documentation and recording of Community workshops
School Management Meetings defining role of community in education of their children
Subject (Language, Science, Mathematics) Labs using local resources
Lesson plans for teachers using local resources
Help with Research and Development and Implementation
Illustrated story books, magazines in Hindi and local languages told by community members
Community workshops, documentation and recording
SMC involvement in school processes
Teachers' capacity building to extract local resources and prepare lesson plans
Scaling up subject labs at district level
State curriculum in digital format with contextual content.
Advocacy and implementation at state level through government departments
Digital/Animated local stories in local languages and Hindi
**As per SSA Appraisal report 2012