Between literacy and learning: Community engagement in public education – Part 1

For a child’s effective education, parents and the community as a whole play a key role. Studies have shown parental
engagement improves a child’s achievements. While initiatives like Right to Education Act, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, and mid-day meal programme nudge the children to attend school, but the learning outcome also depends on parents’ engagement at home. Read the article for more.

India has made significant progress in facilitating quality education for all. Today, education is considered a ticket to a better future. However, positive sentiments toward education and improved enrolment numbers have been ineffective in curing low attendance.  After the range of investments in transformational initiatives, such as Right to Education (RTE), Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), and mid-day meal (MDM), these performance issues are quite puzzling. Administrations across the world have handled the challenge of addressing the quality of education in government schools in different ways. While schools indeed have a major role to play, the support and encouragement from the community also contribute to effective learning.

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Neha Parakh


Saborni Poddar

Assistant Manager