To implement the program on a full scale, we conducted a survey in Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh, which is a candidate site for the program, in February in cooperation with the staff from Save the Children.
We visited some governmental agencies that were engaged in the creation of digital teaching materials and the training of teachers based on the materials, and interviewed officials of the agencies about the present situation with an eye to promoting the use of projectors and digital teaching materials at schools. We also visited a number of schools to interview teachers about their use of supplementary teaching materials and PCs and to ask children which subjects they liked and which they found difficult.
The results of these efforts revealed the following facts: Although the government had already created a range of digital teaching materials, they were not being utilized much at local schools, and teachers did not receive much training on the use of the materials in Karimnagar due to a lack of funds. In some of the schools, however, teachers had been creating and using a range of supplementary teaching materials, but large differences existed between schools and between teachers regarding the use of these materials.
Based on the survey results, we will examine what kinds of digital teaching materials can help teachers provide more interesting lessons to children and how to incorporate the opinions of the teachers in the training to be provided to them. Through measures such as these, we will make necessary preparations for the full-scale implementation of the program.
We met these children at one of the schools and found the wall of the classroom covered with various teaching materials
English teaching materials created by the
E-learning materials are already being used at this school