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Organisation for Early Literacy Promotion (OELP)
B2 -2198 Vasant kunj
New Delhi 110 070, India
Phone: 011 4612 1427

Field Office:
408/2 Anasagar Ghati Ganj
Ajmer 305001
Rajasthan, India
Phone: 0145-2631675

Email: oelpliteracy@yahoo.in

Strategy Paper on A Conceptual Framework for a Socially Sensitive and Balanced Approach to Early Literacy, June 2011

As far back as in 1993, the Yashpal Committee in its report on Learning without Burden highlighted the meaningless and joyless nature of school based learning in India, and strongly raised the issue of non comprehension in the classroom. Since then there have been several initiatives for Elementary Education, which have included the macro District Primary Education Programme (DPEP) and the more recent and mammoth Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA). Over the years the discourse on “quality of education” has also got louder; yet we find large numbers of school going children in this country continue to rote learn their way through school and for all practical purposes cannot be said to be independent readers and writers at the end of elementary school. This continues to be a matter of grave concern…