By Sarojini Vittachi, Neeraja Raghavan, Kiran Raj

ISBN-10: 076193619X

ISBN-13: 9780761936190

This ebook experiences the cutting edge equipment of studying utilized in a few replacement Indian colleges. It sheds mild on locations of studying the place the educational technique is enjoyable for the instructor in addition to the scholars, not like the serious examination-oriented studying in mainstream faculties. Researched facts on replacement colleges within the kingdom, bargains the reader an array of associations everywhere in the kingdom the place efforts are being made to lead to a distinction to standard methods of studying and instructing. It comprises specific articles through top practitioners who provide an perception into floor truth while a definite philosophy is utilized to a faculty. It additionally comprises money owed in line with the adventure of ways such substitute practices mildew the learner and instructor, and effect the dad or mum besides. within the latter a part of the ebook is a listing of other colleges in India. so much are tucked away in distant corners of the rustic. apparently, the typical thread binding those 'alternative colleges' is the welfare of the kid as well as that of the academics, who love their paintings instead of in simple terms doing a role.

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Widespread questioning has propelled even the government to usher in some improvements. Thus, non-formal education campaigns link education to social awareness—such as the Total Literacy Campaigns (in partnership with Lok Jumbish, Kerala Shastra Sahitya Parishad, Bharat Jan Vigyan Jatha and other NGOs). The Bihar Education Project (in partnership with UNICEF) has opened Charwaha Vidyalayas (for children grazing animals) and Angana Paathshalas (courtyard schools for girls in remote areas). The central government’s ‘Education Guarantee Scheme, and Alternative and Innovative Education scheme’ employs flexible Origins of Alternative Education in India 41 strategies for out-of-school children, including bridge courses, back-to-school camps and residential camps for accelerated learning.

I was truly inspired by Tagore’s story, Totaar Kahini, where the great poet seemed to say that schools are like golden cages that imprison young children instead of letting them learn naturally from their environment. Alas, in two short years, we had to move out of this home too; this time, to another house in Sahakarnagar. There was a large ground across the street from the house. This was ample for sports activities like cricket and also accommodated boisterous spirits who could not be contained within the house!

February 2. Origins of Alternative Education in India 43 Interviews (by the Author) Bhatt, Radha. 1989. Kausani: Lakshmi Ashram. Chari, Ahalya. 1998. Chennai: Krishnamurthi Foundation of India. Dilip, Bhai. 1998. Pondicherry: Ashram School. Jaitirtha, Kabir. 1998. Bangalore: Centre for Learning. Rao, Rama and Padmanabha Rao. 1998. Rishi Valley, Andhra Pradesh: Rishi Valley School. Illustration by Ayisha Abraham 3 Ripples that Spread: Can Innovations of Alternative Schools Spread to Mainstream Education?

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