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Book Review: Restructuring Class Room Education by Kanagiri SN Prasad and K Sai Kishore

Kanagiri SN Prasad is an eminent educationist from Telangana state, India. His articles and analysis of education system in India has been featuring in several news sources and magazines from time and again. He works towards reforming the education system of our country that has been constant since the British days. With time, it ought to be changed.

In his newly released book, ‘Restructuring Class Room Education,’ he talks about various elemental aspects of our education system that awaits restructuring i.e. what is needed to be done to promote the chances of holistic education across all class of students, irrespective of their family and income background. The book fosters the development and importance of true education.

The book is segmented into three sections. However, its prima facie coverage is NEP 2020 that is National Education Policy. For this topic, K Sai Kishore joins hand with Kanagiri SN Prasad. They both share a lot of insights into NEP that is functional since 1964. However, a close look reveals that this NEP has wonderful features, with focus on quality classroom education for all, yet it cannot be ignored that ECC has been given a proper emphasis under this educational policy.

The book is highly useful for senior students, teachers, tutors, and of course parents. In fact, whosoever is involved in making educational content, curriculum, pedagogy, and in-house policies – must refer this book for timely help.

The book is focused on education quality, however, in between also talks about other topics like drug in youth, global hunger, anemia, and much more. The book is full of key takeaways that might not be heard before such as peer tutoring, Akshara Vanam, early childhood education.

The book doles out solutions to clear off the impediments from our educational system, which needs to be reformed into conducive ecosystem.

Since the broad focus is on NEP 2020, it will be a good gesture to conclude this review by highlighting some of its principles and silent features:

  • Respect for diversity & local context in all curriculum, pedagogy, and policy.
  • Emphasize conceptual understanding rather than rote learning.
  • Equity and inclusion.
  • Recognizing unique capabilities in each student.
  • Encouraging critical thinking and creativity.
  • Encouraging philanthropic, private, and community participation.
  • Use of Technology and removing language barriers in educational planning and management.
  • Timely review based on experts’ assessment

The book is a useful resource on educational front. Both authors have put pictures, flow charts, and stats to support their say in their respective subjects. This is not a one-time read book; rather it is more of a guide for naïve to professional educationists.

The book is available on Amazon India.


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