Life skills education in India: An overview of evidence and current practices

December 2015

The goals of education, and of a school, indisputably include building cognitive abilities such as reading and Maths. Increasingly, however, it also implies that children should be equipped with other abilities that prepare them for success and meaningful contribution to the society they live in. This note aims to synthesise and contribute to the growing discussion around the development of life skills education in India. We propose that life skills should be explicitly woven into school education by exploring evidence on why such skills matter and which skills are important for learning and future outcomes.

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