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Is Your Identity Limited To Your Education?

Chapter 19

NCERT, Class 5, EVS

“Mami wants Dhanu to study and become somebody in life.
"He should continue his studies. He should study further and become somebody.”

Identity formation is often limited to institutional recognition, giving little or no credit to experiential learning. The experience of moving from the village to attend school is supposed to help a child "become somebody". The process of identity formation through academic achievements can be problematic, hindering emotional and intellectual growth whilst restricting creativity and critical thinking.

Additionally, social hierarchies influence institutional recognition, excluding the work, achievements and success of several people who do not have strong educational backgrounds.


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