Know the Important Traits of a Good School from Luminaries

23 Aug, 2021

Know the Important Traits of a Good School from Luminaries

Summary: Fair Talks, a research-driven panel discussion by school education experts, delved on the dilemmas of conscious parenting and choosing a good school for their children based on the research findings that over 77% of the respondents rated holistic development learning and quality of teachers as the most important parameters of a good school and around 83% wanted the schools to adopt holistic development activities along with the updated curriculum.

New Delhi, 23 August 2021: The recent episode of Fair Talks, a research-driven panel discussion by school education experts, delved on the dilemmas of conscious parenting and choosing a good school for their children basing their analysis of the findings of the research by FairGaze, which rated holistic development learning and quality of teachers as the most important parameters of a good school by over 77% of the respondents and an overwhelming 91% respondents considered co-curricular activities important.

Surprisingly that over 57% of respondents preferred a regular school over online and other schooling. Interestingly, around 83% considered conscious parenting very important and over 88% of respondents take their child's opinion into consideration and only 18% imposed their expectations on their child. However, over 90% of respondents encouraged their children to speak their minds even if they disagree. The survey also revealed 81% rated Indian Value system as important for children and around 83% wanted the schools to adopt holistic development activities along with updated curriculum.

The panellists included Ms. Akriti S. Hussain, Psychologist and Therapist, SFBT Delhi and India External Faculty at Cardiff University, Ms. Mamta Kapoor, Director Teaching and Learning at Khaitan Public School, Ms. Aprajita Gautam, President of Delhi Parents Association (DPA) and Dr. Madhumati Singh, Child Psychologist and Director at FairGaze who was also the moderator of the session.

Sharing her thoughts, Ms. Hussain said, "For parents to understand their own children so that they can find the right school becomes utmost important and there are many ways to do this and one of the most obvious ones is to spend quality time with children and asking the right question."

Ms. Hussain stressed the need for parents to understand their own children to find the right school and said, "One of the most obvious ones is to spend quality time with children and asking the right questions to them."

Speaking on the importance of choosing the right school, Ms. Kapoor pointed out, "The right school should be a match between your aspiration for your child and expectations from the school."

Emphasising the need for the school to upload the information on the teachers, Ms. Gautam said, "In 99.99% schools, Parent-Teacher Association details are missing and Principal are not approachable." She added that parents make the mistake of equating quality education with the facilities that the school provides.

Dr. Singh summed up the discussion and said, "Collect all possible information, put your child in perspective as a unique individual and pick a school of your choice."

FairGaze is the leading school media and an engagement ecosystem for holistic development, which works with various stakeholders and policymakers, including organisers of premium events associated with the education industry. FairGaze engages with over 350,000 students from over 13,000 schools across India. FairGaze works with schools to help manage their newsletter, conduct holistic development programs, promote the sports and cultural functions of the schools and recognise the achievements of the students.

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