R S Prasad
The practice of asking teachers to surrender their certificates that is followed by some schools is an issue that needs to be debated seriously. This sends out wrong signals to teachers and does not create an empathetic and nurturing space for them. Principals and managements of schools must explore more positive ways of engaging with the teacher.
In our ongoing debate on the RtE Act, Simantini Dhuru goes on to explain why the Act may not change the state of government schools.
So far a majority of our articles on the RtE debate have featured the alternative school stand, this times article looks at the debate from the other side. Padma Sarangapani responds to some of the issues raised by the alternative school network.
Read the continuing RtE debate in Teacher Plus. This is the perspective of yet another person working with an alternative school.
The Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009 was passed by the Parliament in August 2009, and after receiving Presidential assent immediately thereafter, it was notified for implementation from April 1, 2010. The 86th amendment that provides the children Read More …
This parent has chosen not to send his daughter to school. As this father calls it, he ‘unschools’ 8 year old Kanku. Read this very different perspective on the RtE.
Indian education is slowly coming to terms with the RtE even as the debates continue. Adjustments and compromises are being made both by the government and the various stakeholders. The ongoing RtE debate in Teacher Plus.
Panamalai R Guruprasad
One of the things that RtE promises is quality education to all. If quality education has to be ensured teachers, schools and parents have to work together. Here this author explains one simple way of involving the three elements to work together for a better system of education.
Read this strong response from a reader to Maya Menon’s ‘Open letter to teachers’ published in the February 2010 issue of Teacher Plus.
B Ramdas and Rama Sastry
The debate on RtE and its consequences for alternative schools in particular continues in Teacher Plus.