Pallikkutam September 2021 issue is focussed on the topic of providing quality education to the poor and have-nots in India and elsewhere in the world. Indian Constitution has mandated free and compulsory education for children from age 6 to 14 and Right To Education Act (RTE 2009) has stipulated even the quality norms to be followed in schools and the need to set apart 25% of seats for economically weaker sections (EWS) of society. The implementation of New Education Policy (NEP) and extension of Samagra Shiksha Scheme along with increase in public expenditure on education should improve the quality of education and thereby learning output and outcomes in students and also reduce dropout rates. There are interesting articles on disciplining a child without recourse to harsh words or physical abuse, difference between gaming addiction and excessive gaming behaviour, role of teachers in a technology-driven world, the core values of a good teacher, dealing with Attention Defict Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD) in children, a profile of young climate change warrior Licypriya Kangujam, why Afghanistan remains the top trouble spot in the word and several other articles and regular columns in sports, healthcare, gamification of education etc.
Pallikkutam is an education magazine in English published by Rajagiri Media Trust. It has articles on teaching, learning, policy issues, parenting and columns by leading writers and academicians