Online education during the pandemic in India has been problematic, often closely tied to the influence of market-based solutions, commercialisation of education, with a lack of belief and investment in the professional capacity of teachers, finds a study.
The Field Research Group at the Azim Premji Foundation undertook a study covering 1,522 teachers (in 1,522 schools) and 398 parents in the public school system across 26 districts in five states. These schools have more than 80,000 children from the most disadvantaged geographies across India. The objective of the study was to understand the challenges experienced by children and teachers in the implementation of online learning solutions within the public school system.
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