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November - December 2008, Re-considering Curriculum »

[7 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on School education: what students say | ]

Michel Danino
It is an open secret that India’s school system, a legacy of the colonial era, needs to be overhauled if it is to meet the needs of a modern and largely young nation.

November - December 2008, Re-considering Curriculum »

[7 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on ‘Teaching profession in a crisis’ | ]

Vasantha Surya
As Director of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), Prof. Krishna Kumar has brought to his position an awareness of the systemic realities in Indian society’s approach towards Education for All.

November - December 2008, Re-considering Curriculum »

[7 Sep 2010 | One Comment | ]

Sridhar Rajagopalan
Assessments have become a bad word in our society. At most they qualify as a ‘necessary’ evil. But this needn’t be the case.

November - December 2008, Re-considering Curriculum »

[7 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on The misunderstood child | ]

Shruti Sircar
In school, we often find that learners need to grapple with concepts and ideas presented in English.

November - December 2008, Re-considering Curriculum »

[7 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on What shall we tell the children? | ]

Imparting a peace orientation Mini Krishnan Some may fear World War III Some may fear growing old and bent But the future I fear the most Is a continued present Christine Pangen (age 15) The greatest concern of adults is raising the next generation and guiding them by interpreting the world to them. All our […]

November - December 2008, Re-considering Curriculum »

[7 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on A truly vast canvas | ]

Dr V Yoga Jyotsna
Former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam and a galaxy of intellectuals envisioned a “developed India” by the year 2020.

Enabling Education, November - December 2008 »

[7 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on Equipping the new generation with EI | ]

Anna Neena George
Have you noticed that these days there are few risk takers? People think twice before taking a risk.

Enabling Education, November - December 2008 »

[7 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on A space for communication | ]

Sandhya Siddharth
A school represents an organic web of relationships between teachers, administrators, students, parents and the community.

Enabling Education, November - December 2008 »

[7 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on Making our schools caring | ]

Maya Menon
The victim, a boy named Rahul, said he was trying to break up a fight.

Interventions, November - December 2008 »

[7 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on Of alternatives and change… | ]

Prakash Iyer
To the passing eye these would look like regular schools – children wearing uniforms…