Going Back to the Basics by Uma Mahadevan Dasgupta
According to the World Development report 2018 by World Bank & its theme is “Realizing the Promise of Education for Development”, which focuses on education for the first time capture the two MRI images of the brain of 2-3 months infant & it shows the clear difference between stunted child brain growth & another one who is not stunted.
This is an example of how intense deprivation can obstruct the brain development of young children.
World Development Report 2018 focuses on :-
- Early Childhood development which further discuss the impact of poverty & malnutrition on the physical & mental development of children.
- Technology is regarded as a way to enhance learning & the teacher-learner relationship is at the centre of learning.
- Issue between Public schools & Private Schools because both on certain times can deliver comparable learning levels at lower cost
- Focus on learning
But WDR (World Development Report) also need to focus on Equity & Access because these are the biggest problems persisting in Education system. Over 260 million children across the world – equal to a third of the population of Europe – are not even enrolled in primary or secondary school.
What We Need to do now as a Nation & Other Countries ?
- Reduction of Child stunting
- Focus on Education Sector fund them better, improve teacher training, support the continuing professional development of teachers and help teachers to help the poorest children to learn.
Being Self Aware by V. Chandra Mouli & Sunil Mehra
What we need to provide Adolescents ?
- Information and skills so they can thrive in the new opportunities and challenges they will face as teenagers and adults.
- Tell them about puberty so that they are prepared for the changes they will experience being mature.
- Help them to develop confidence, competence, and communication skills.
- Tell them about respect, tolerance, and equitable attitudes.
On Ground Reality :-
- Many adolescents are poorly informed about the changes taking place in their bodies and minds at puberty, and unprepared to deal with them.
- Many adolescents are unaware and unprepared to protect themselves from sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies, or lack the skills to refuse unwanted sex from peers or adults who use coercive physical or emotional pressure.
- They are immersed in widespread inequitable gender norms and attitudes, with almost half of adolescents agreeing that wife-beating is justified in some situations.
- They do not know where and how to seek help from adults or health and social services when problems occur.
- Adolescents in our lives are facing health, psychological and social problems because we adults are shying away from sexuality education.
Conclusion :- All these things what we need to share with Adolescent aspires to promote self-awareness and norms that are equitable and respectful of others, by providing opportunities to discuss and reflect on thoughts and feelings, attitudes and values. At the same time, it works to build social skills needed to make responsible choices and to carry them out, by providing structured opportunities to practise those skills.
(Robots should be nationalised or not will be covered in another Post with detail analysis)