ASER is a nationwide survey that captures the status of children's enrollment and learning outcomes in rural India every year. This means that ASER provides a comprehensive and up-to-date picture of the state of education in rural India. This information is essential for policymakers and educators who are working to improve the quality of education in India.
Dr. Rukmini Banerji, CEO of Pratham Education Foundation, talks about how ASER has become more than just a data collection. It has become an experience that connects every Indian to their homeland. This is because ASER is a bottom-up 'social movement' that involves the participation of thousands of volunteers from all over India. ASER has helped to raise awareness about the importance of education and to create a sense of shared responsibility for improving the quality of education in India.
In the podcast, Decoding Impact by Sattva Knowledge Institute, Dr. Banerji, ex-director of ASER Centre, discusses the success of ASER and how it all started.
Hear the full podcast here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5YygvbOQUcBjPhiECEGTwh