This is a heartfelt note on a school in Uttarakhand and its founder. The author is a student at the school. He describes how school has not only focused on education that is relevant locally but also established linkages to enable children to get a wide ranges of learning experiences.
A young dance teacher found her vocation in helping children with special abilities flourish in their dance performances. Read her story here.
This is an interesting article on the Lohit Youth Library movement which stirred a wave in Arunachal Pradesh and promoted reading among government school students over the last two decades.
A heart-warming tale about a young man who owed all his education to his library mentor who allowed him to borrow books and complete his education.
Chintan Girish Modi
Geeta Ramanujam’s new book, Tales from the World, is an excellent resource. In this book, she has compiled stories from different countries across the world . Here is an interview with the author.
How do children learn when provided with the opportunity to decide what, when and how they want to learn? Aarohi Life Education is an informal learning centre which provides a stage for children to learn by directing their course of learning themselves. A profile.
When A S Neill set up Summerhill a hundred years ago, he wanted to further the idea of freedom and democracy in the field of education. The school is run as a democractic community with students and teachers playing equal roles and enjoying equal freedom. With its principles of democratic education, Summerhill has inspired several similar schools across the world. The author shares her experience of being and teaching in one such school.
What is a democratic school? Do we need such a school in a democratic country like India? How different is this school from a regular school? It was in search of answers to these questions that the author visited Umang Paathshala in Haryana.
Nimesh Ved and Anshumalika Rai
This article talks about a two-year journey to connect children with books and to set a happy space in which books are a crucial element. Today the book room, as it is called, is vibrating with a positive energy where children can let their imagination fly.
Piyuli Ghosh and Bhagyashree Dokrimare
Apart from the classrooms, we have heard of teachers teaching under trees or in the garden, but have you ever heard of museums turning into classrooms? This unique school in Bhopal realized the learning opportunities that museums provide and has for the last 14 years very successfully engaged with museum based pedagogy.