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Life skills and challenges among adolescents

With ample energy and creative ideas, there is no doubt adolescents are the most important members of any society. However, this energy needs to be channelled in an appropriate way with guidance, support, and motivation. In this paper, Dr. Arundhati Govind Hoskeri discusses the importance of Life Skills for adolescents and the competencies these life skills help to develop and the core skills as per W.H.O.


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Written by Dr. Arundhati Hoskeri

Dr. Arundhati Hoskeri is the Director and Principal of MET Rishikul Vidyalaya, Bandra, Mumbai (affiliated to Cambridge Assessment International Education), where she actively works on the school’s candidacy to implement the IBDP Program. For more than two decades, Dr. Hoskeri has worked in the capacity of Director and Principal in various national and international Schools. She is the first educationist who introduced archery for students at a school level in 2006.
Her professional career spans over 34 years in the field of Education and she has been heading the National and International schools as a principal and Director closer to two decades now.  Dr. Arundhati's qualifications are M Sc, M Ed, M A ( English Lit and language), Ph D ( Education), NDHS ( Doctor of Natural Health Sciences). Professional training qualifications in International Baccalaureate and Cambridge Assessment International Education.

She conducts a lot of training programs for students, teachers and corporate in various subjects and areas. She is a freelance journalist contributing to various newspapers and magazines in India and abroad. She is an author of two books.

Dr Arundhati calls herself a lifelong learner and a passionate educationist.


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  1. Very well researched, scholarly article. Having known the high intellectual and intuitive calibre of Dr. Arundhati Hoskeri, I am not surprised at the excellent content and its wonderful articulation. A worthy ready reference material for teachers and parents.

  2. Thanks Prashant Sheetal Gulab and Vijayvittall for your appreciation
    Yes life skills are very much needed to be incorporated into the process of our growing up and bringing up of our younger generation
    Dr Arundhati

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