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School improvement programme
Sucharita Narayanan

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School improvement programme
footprints of change
Sucharita Narayanan.

Published 1999 by Aga Khan Education Service, India in Bombay .
Written in English.

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School Improvement Programme
Footprints of Change



SIP & Curriculum
Redesigned to Reach Out

SIP & the Teacher
Redefined Roles

SIP & the Student
Through the Child’s Eyes

SIP & Management
Building Bridges

SIP & Dissemination
Spreading the Word



Note from the Author    5

I SIP & Curriculum
Redesigned to Reach Out 15
II SIP & the Teacher
Redefined Roles 43
III SIP & the Student
Through the Child’s Eyes 62
IV SIP & Management
Building Bridges 79
V SIP & Dissemination
Spreading the Word 85

ion of schools in Bombay, India.

First Sentence

Note from the Author This book is about a process of transformation that started ten years ago in two schools in Mumbai. Just where does one begin to place on record a series of events that span a decade ? The more I delved into the events the more intriguing it appeared. Each interaction provided a different pattern in the kaleidoscope. If the events were to be documented which ones should I select as significant and illustrative? Every aspect was linked inextricably with others and to elaborate on one meant detailing the others as well. Each event then proved to have multiple angles --- the management perspective, the teachers viewpoint, the students’ experiences, the parents’ expectations apart from the academic objective. The more I mulled over it the more I became clear that perhaps what was required was to see the programme through the eyes of its key characters. Each perspective then became the substance of a chapter. I also recognised that what needed to be documented was the process of change, not its product. What had been launched was a process of transformation and in the transformation often what is forgotten is the process. It was necessary for the schools themselves to pause and reflect upon where they began, where they had reached and how they got there. Perhaps each individual institution attempting change would require to undergo its own process rather than replicate the model. A series of interviews, focus group meetings, classroom observations, academic meetings, file reports, records and anecdotes from the teachers form the basis of the material presented in this document. It is hoped that the perspective presented is sufficiently broad-based for any reader interested in education. Sucharita Narayanan Documentation Specialist School Improvement Programme, Aga Khan Education Service, India [ ]

Edition Notes

SIP & the Curriculum
Redesigned to Reach Out

We want learning to be exciting .....
What should the curriculum comprise?
How should it be taught?
In what ways should classroom
environments change? ..... are some questions
Do we have answers ?
We are clear we want .....
Child-centred education
not rote and regurgitation .....
Field trips, worksheets,
direct experiences with materials
rather than information
from texts .....
But ..... how do we know
that children are learning?
How should that learning be assessed?
Can evaluation focus on application of knowledge ..... rather than its acquisition?
Can the curriculum be different from the state-prescribed one?
How should reflection and review be built into the academic day?
Somehow we have to find a way .....
use the curriculum to reach out to children .....
make learning exciting.

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Footprints of change


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Library of Congress
LB2948.B6 N37 1999

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