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'A school is as good as quality of interaction between its teachers and students'
The book "Transforming Schools, Empowering Children" authored by Arun Kapur, who along with teaching, headed lead schools of the country, dwells on the attributes of a 'great school.'

According to the author, schools provide a structure to the students, a kind of scaffolding that the students require growing, learning and evolving.

Expressing his views on teachers in the role of educators, the author of the book published by Sage Publications, says, "An enlightened educator understands that students have a potential, which is dynamic; and the purpose of the school experience is to bring out the potential in students. It is only when this potential is tapped and honed that can fully develop their abilities."

The book has discussed some pressing issues of the present age like how to learn, individualized learning, curriculum, student assessment, teacher training and school management.

On the one hand, the book talks about the lofty aims of education and on the other hand the position taken by the author that 'discipline is mandatory' and schools need to produce 'fittest survivors' it seems that author is much influenced by the out-dated behaviouristic psychology of shaping students behaviour.

Anyway, the book needs to read critically since some portions of it are quite relevant in the present context.

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