Keynote III

Extended Education Conference - World Education Research Association


New challenges for Elementary Education: Looking Ahead as a community”

24 September from 9-10 AM – WATCH THE KEYNOTE 

All countries cope with the pandemics and its impact, we need to think about the challenges that we used to face before COVID hit us.

How have previous conditions and new experiences contributed in shaping our thinking and our practice as we look ahead.

In the presentation, I will reflect on what we have learned since last year and how these lessons can help us to rethink some fundamental assumptions that anchor how we educate our children and how we support their learning. Specifically, I will talk about the importance of community approach that connects homes, school and extended education programs.

About the author

Dr. Rukmini Banerji is the CEO of Pratham Education Foundation. Trained as an economist, Dr. Banerji completed her B.A. at St. Stephen’s College and attended the Delhi School of Economics (DSE). She was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University and earned her Ph.D. at the University of Chicago.
Dr. Banerji worked as a programme officer at the Spencer Foundation in Chicago for several years before returning to India in 1996 to join Pratham as part of the leadership team. There, she led the organisation’s research and assessment efforts, which have included the internationally acknowledged Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) since 2005, and served as director of the ASER Centre in New Delhi for 10 years.