Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2003
This description of Abhijit Bardhan's work was prepared when Abhijit Bardhan was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2003.
Abhijit Bardhan is using his established networks to launch a grassroots movement to train teachers to change the way science is taught in government-run schools. He began by creating a competitive program to reward innovative scientific experiments in secondary schools. It culminated in the National Children's Science Congress. In getting the program established nationally, Abhijit realized that only a fraction of secondary school children were participating, which caused him to launch a new effort to bring innovative science education to all students in a new way: through their teachers.
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