Monday, 30 June 2014

Child Friendly School

The school is significant personal and social environment in the lives of its students. A child-friendly school ensure every an environment that is physically safe, emotionally, secure and psychologically enabling.
Teachers are the single most important factor in creating an effective and inclusive classroom.
The ability of a school to be and to call it

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Democratic Participation

Developing Harmonious partnership relations between families, school and community
Create channels and methods for child participation
Creating the school management system and culture to safeguard teacher and student participation
Generally uplifting the leadership by school leaders

Effective Teaching and Learning

Developing motivated, child-loving, professionally competent teachers .
Developing relevant curriculum integrating life skill education
Implementing effective student-centered teaching process
Develop an open and sustainable, teaching support system
Promotes good quality teaching and learning processes 
Instruction appropriate to each child's learning needs, ability and learning style
Active, co-operative, democratic, gender-sensitive learning.
Quality Learners: healthy,well nourished, ready to learn and supported to their family and community
Quality content: with relevant curricula and adequate materials for literacy, numeracy, and the essential knowledge and skills for life      

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Inclusiveness And Equality In Positive Teacher Student Relationship.

  • Does not exclude, discriminate, or stereotype on the basis of difference.
  • Provide education that is free and compulsory, affordable and accessible, especially to families and children at risk.
  • Respect diversity and ensures equality of opportunity for all children (e.g girls, working children , children with disabilities victims of exploitation and violence.
  • Responds to diversity- meets the differing circumstances and needs of children(based on gender, social classes, ethnicity and ability level). 
  • Safeguarding Children 's Equal Rights in Attending School.
  • Showing respect on student's difference and diversity. 
  • Creating the teaching and learning environment with gender equality .
  • Activity identifying excluded children to get them enrolled in school and included in learning.
  • Treating children as subjects with rights and with obligations to full fill these rights
  • Demonstrating, promoting, and helping to monitor the rights and well being of all children in the community.     

Child-Friendly School

"A place where the learning environment is conductive, the staff are friendly to children and the health and safety need of the children are adequately met. Thus the school which is community based, takes cognizance of the right of all children, irrespective of gender, religious and ethnic affiliation, physical and mental abilities/disabilities and other cultural dissimilarities."

Child Friendly Envirnoment In School.

  • Child-centered teaching 
  • Supportive environment
  • Threatening free environment
  • Positive relationships
  • Respect Individual difference 
  • Availability of resources
  • Ensures a healthy, hygienic and safe learning environment, with adequate water and sanitation facilities and healthy classrooms, healthy policies and practices (e.g a school free of drugs,corporal punishment,and harassment ) ,and the provision of health services such as nutritional supplementation and counseling. 
  • Provide life skills-based health education.
  • Promotes both the physical and the psycho-socio-emotional health of teachers and learners.
  • Helps to defend and protect all children from  abuse and harm. 
  • Provide positive experiences for children.

Friday, 27 June 2014

Indicators Of Unfriendliness Of Schools.

  • Teacher-centered/Non-Activity-centered teaching methods.
  • Lack of teaching aids and Materials.
  • Dilapidated (falling down ) Physically Facilities. 
  • Lack of capacity for planning , management, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Generally poor interaction (teacher/teacher, teacher/pupil, school/community).
  • Poorly Trained and poorly motivated staff.
  • Poor/lack of facilities for Sanitation .
  • Poor/lack of Toilet facilities for females (Students and Teachers).
  • Non-existant/ Non functioning SMC/ PTA.
  • Corporal punishment is the mode of enforcing discipline. 
  • Irrelevant Curriculum.
  • Poor/ Irregular Monitoring