By Vidya Bhushan Rawat* Dr R S Praveen Kumar is one of the most outstanding minds of our country. If I were to speak about him, I can only say, he deserves to be in the Ministry for Education. No one in my memory in the last couple of decades has influenced the lives of … Continue reading Conspiracy to defame an outstanding institution builder Dr RS Praveen Kumar
By Devika Mittal* For Nelson Mandela, education is the “most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” His assertion echoes the sentiment towards education across societies. While education is an important institution of socialization that strives to re-produce a society, it also carries a crusader image that can usher a desired change. … Continue reading Curriculum reform, school culture, change: Reflections from caste-ridden India
By Dr Anjusha Gawande* “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” ... Since its inception, the year 2020 has impacted the lives of every individual in one way or other, as the COVID-19 pandemic had begun to spread its negative impact from one country to another, one state to another, one city to … Continue reading Effective use of digital platforms will act as stepping stone for the future of education
By Arun Kumar* Education is the foremost tool that can be used to empower entire communities towards progress. Consider any issue that plagues a community, and education would be a key resolution mechanism. It is therefore of highest importance that right education is dispensed to all members of a community from an early age. This … Continue reading A model for initiating and sustaining organic movement towards social cause
By G Sumedha Syam* In 2012, the spirit of India was violently shaken by the heinous Delhi gang rape. People took to the streets demanding justice for the girl we named Nirbhaya - "the fearless". The Government amended the rape law bringing in a stricter, more formidable Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013 (Nirbhaya Act) on … Continue reading Can Critical Pedagogy be a sustainable solution for sexual violence?
By Aditya Doiphode* The pandemic and the extended lockdown in India has hit the poor disproportionately hard. They have a higher risk of infection, significant loss of income and livelihoods, and immense learning losses for their children as the schools were closed for 7+ months. During this period, government schools have been struggling with identifying … Continue reading Bridging the digital divide to enable kids to access education in the new normal
By Rahul Chaudhary* "True education must correspond to the surrounding circumstances or it is not a healthy growth." -- Mahatma Gandhi Reports and Surveys such as the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) by NGO Pratham or National Achievement Survey conducted by NCERT repeatedly point out that the learning outcomes in school children are steadily … Continue reading Why there is a need to put students on path of discovery, learning by doing