Creating More Equitable Classrooms with Subir Shukla

Hosted by Aarathi Ganesan 
Edited by Manasi Nene

With schools being physically closed for almost two years, the “digital divide” has highlighted some inequalities in our education system. And these inequalities are not just linked to access to technology — but are also linked to some more fundamental ideas about the idea of education itself.

For example, the committee to draft the National Curriculum Framework, is mostly comprised of men from non-marginalised backgrounds, who may not have had similar learning experiences and problems as the vast majority of children in the country. So, who decides what “knowledge” is? Why is it important? And how can we break the hierarchies that have been cemented in our systems? We explore these questions and more with educationist Subir Shukla.

Aside from her work as Editor at The Bastion, Aarathi explores the cultural intersections between gender, technology, and development in South Asia in her free time.
Manasi is a writer, filmmaker, and musician who is keen on exploring issues of education, technology and community mental health. She has also been active in the beatboxing and slam poetry communities of India. Off-the-clock, she can be found cycling, daydreaming, or daydreaming about cycling. Manasi works as The Bastion's Multimedia Associate.

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