Dr Suman Bhattacharjea is a Director of ASER Centre. She earned her undergraduate degree in Economics with Honors from Delhi University, and M.Ed. and Ed.D. degrees in Education from Harvard University. Dr Bhattacharjea has extensive experience in the fields of education, gender, and women’s rights. She has worked with government, private, non-government and international organisations in several countries, including India, US, Pakistan and Mexico. She has taught courses on research design, gender and education and has authored or co-authored numerous articles and books in these areas.
Translating the ‘Right to Education’: Assumptions and reality
18 Oct 2013
The Right to Education Act focuses on inputs in the schooling process and teaching the prescribed curriculum, but has little to say about learning outcomes of children. This article argues that educational policy needs to be more in line with ground realities. Teachers need to be trained to teach classrooms with students that are diverse in terms of age and ability.
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