The tribal children are said to have developed phobia towards subjects such as Maths, English, Science as they find it very difficult to understand these subjects, compared to other subjects.
In this connection, in order to make tribal children understand the subjects in a easier way and attract them towards the subject, Karnataka State TribalResearch Institute (KSTRI) is all set to provide training for the subject teachers to update their teaching skills by introducing some changes in the teaching method.
In first phase, 30 teachers imparting education in Chamarajanagar, Mysuru, Mandya, Kodagu, Ramnagar, Hassan, Chikkamagaluru, Udupi will be selected for the training and they will be trained when the schools are on an vacation period.
There are 116 Ashrama School in State, 32 Kittur Rani Chennamma and four Ekalavya Schools. The Ashrama Schools will be divided into five zones in the State, and teachers will be provided training in Mathematics, Science and English.
National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and District Institute Of Education and Training staff will be imparting training to these teachers. Apart from this, schools will be evaluated for quality of education and accessibility of hostel facilities.
KSTRI Director Basavangounda said that the teachers who are imparting education for tribal children in Ashrama Schools will undergo rigorous training during the vacation period. Students who are weak in the subjects need to be properly educated by providing training skills to teachers. In these 20-25 days refresher course innovative techniques will be taught to develop their skills, he added.
When questioned about the allegations that most of the teachers who are imparting education for tribalchildren in Ashrama School won't get mingled withtribal children, he said it has come to the notice, and
plans are there to inquire about it with school children in coming days and if found its true action will be taken.