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Pathshala Bheetar Aur Bahar

“Pathshala Bheetar Aur Bahar”, is a Hindi biannual publication of Azim Premji University. It provides a space for the experiences, views and learning of teachers and others working in education, including those in academic institutions. Through this, it seeks to build a dialogue among schoolteachers, practitioners and educationists. 

“Pathshala ..” carries articles on contemporary discourses, perspectives, class room pedagogy and experiences, discussions on books on education, research studies and dialogues on education. It seeks to build an educational discourse that is grounded and is participatory.


Issue 04
February 2020

 

The fourth issue of “Pathshala ..” has an article that examines women’s education in the country; an article that interrogates the meaning of childhood and asks if the only purpose of education is to develop an ideal child; an article that examines the age old question of corporal punishment sociologically; the first part of an article that examines Macaulay’s relationship with/impact on Indian education; there are two experience based articles on interesting ways to teach language using stories and poems; and a discussion among teachers and other educators around assessments and examination. Some of these articles critically examine policies and the issues in their application.


 
Issue 03
August 2019

 

The third issue has articles that discuss and analyze two important concerns of school education – the question of rote memorization and actual learning. There is also an article on the historical and philosophical dimensions of corporal punishment. There are interesting experience-based articles – one on the process of making of a teacher, one on the reminiscences of a school headmaster and another related to how much we understand children. The series on the development of education in India continues as it covers an important period in that journey. Then there are regular columns like interview with a teacher and book reviews.


 
Issue 02
February 2019

 

The second issue of “Pathshala..” carries the first part of a very interesting series on schools as they were. The article brings out in an interesting manner how we come to know about what happened in earlier times. Two other articles on science teaching talk about the effort of making something work and the joy and engagement it brings to learning science. There are articles that discuss the policy of non-detention and the way it is mis-interpreted, the need to re-imagine the identity and status of the teacher, what role does school leadership play in it and the challenges the leadership faces. The conversation with teachers is on dimensions of language teaching and learning. There is also an article that analyzes the way English has captured the place of the most important language.


 
Issue 01
July 2018

 

The first issue of “Pathshala ..” covers matters of classroom and teachers through many articles and raises a few areas of concern and questions. This includes appropriateness or otherwise of using CCTV cameras in classrooms, whether the teacher is a professional and what does the word professional mean. Other articles deal with what should be our attitude to board examinations, how should we begin to have a dialogue in an environmental studies class, how should we react to pronunciation mistakes of children and whether a mathematics class perceived to be ‘good’ is also a useful learning class.


 


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