The single most important policy failure of most Indian governments has been the near-complete neglect of public health and education.
According to the UNESCO report, 56% of all children will not be able to read or perform simple math by the time they reach adolescence.
Vinod Dua discusses the adverse effect of demonetisation on India’s GDP and the labour market, and how public spending on education has been steadily declining.
Liu was jailed in 2009 for “inciting subversion of state power” after he helped write a petition calling for sweeping political reforms in China.
Africa’s most populous country has some ten million children of school age who do not attend, government figures state. Primary school enrolment is at 54%.
Those fighting the slaughter say that apart from saving wildlife in South Africa, education will help stem poverty and perhaps even overpopulation.
From surgical strikes to demonetisation, the new textbooks mention every decision as ‘revolutionary’ and claim that the Congress wanted to prolong British rule.
How does learning happen? How can we make it happen? These are the questions we need to resolve, instead of looking at the child and the child’s family as the problem.
Schools in remote areas like Surpur often run without close departmental supervision, making teachers in these schools answerable only to their conscience.
There are groundswells of civic engagement in a handful of countries, but ensuring the survival of fundamental freedoms in these dangerous times will require a resistance that knows no borders.
Students may graduate with worthless degrees because the administration misrepresented its accreditation status. But the university is far from sympathetic about its students’ plight.
Though China’s graduates with technical skills have attractive employment opportunities, the rest’s education leaves them unprepared for available jobs.
Meghshala creates engaging lessons adhering to the national syllabus, uploads them into the cloud and has teachers invoke them in classrooms using tablets and handheld projectors.
Today we are again in a climate that questions the value and scope of academic freedom. The freedom of our universities has been challenged by narrow considerations of what is perceived to be ‘public good.’
At the Barefoot College in Tilonia, Rajasthan, women with little or no formal education can learn livelihood skills and play a leadership role in their communities.
The main schism in today’s free speech debates pits liberals, advocating unbridled speech as a tool of freedom, against radicals, who unmask unbridled speech as a tool of class privilege. But that rift tells only one story.
India’s seventh-most populous state is facing an education crisis, which the government hopes to resolve by partnering with Tata Trusts and Khan Academy.
The country isn’t about to ditch its obsession with academic excellence but a new push in the education policy marks an admission by educators that grades alone can’t guarantee success.
CBSE’s prevalent culture of examinations, which is indifferent to the uniqueness of a learner, negates creative articulation and critical thinking and kills the spirit of teaching as a vocation.
How can educators face the new challenges brought by the Alt-Right and post-truth environment?
Instead of teaching generic ‘thinking’ skills, we ought to focus on subject-specific skills to help students develop expertise in particular areas.
A proposed budget freeze would hurt everyone, but history shows women take the hardest hit.
The MHRD needs to pay attention to the quality of faculty depending on whether a specific institution is oriented towards research or teaching or both.
While soft power in the form of world class universities is rewarding in all sorts of ways, the presence of large number of international students further boosts the soft power of recipient countries.
The argument that higher education is not a merit good and the government ought to spend on school education instead, is a false binary.
The trend of more young men than women is evident at almost every level after high school, except M.Phil, post graduate and certificate courses, where female enrolment is slightly higher than male enrolment.
While short-and-to-the-point may be a good fit for digital consumption, it’s not the sort of reading likely to nurture the critical thinking we still talk about as a hallmark of university education.
In a desolate part of Delhi, a group of volunteer teachers is doing its bit to address the appalling quality of government schools.
More than five years of war have displaced millions of Syrian children and limited their access to education.
Torture and abuse remain a part of daily life for a large number of children in India.
The citizen’s collective Wada Na Todo Abhiyan has painstakingly documented the systematic budgetary cuts in social welfare programmes over the last two years and has called out the government’s pro-corporate policies that have marginalised the poor further.
An excerpt from the India Exclusion Report 2015.
This ordinance will ensure that students of state government boards will not have to take NEET on July 24.
California education officials have approved a curriculum that doesn’t erase caste from history and social science textbooks for sixth and seventh grade students.
Although many Dalits live in the city, they hardly belong to it; they are always-already on the margins, socially, spatially, educationally and culturally. They are ‘equal’ but ‘different’; hence they are continuously coerced to accept living on the periphery.
The fight to make the right to contest elections a fundamental right is on, but in the meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of poor, Dalit and Adivasi people, religious minorities and women in two states are waiting in limbo.
Fifteen million of women who have had seven or more children live in rural India.
The new textbooks also don’t mention Gandhi’s assassination by Nathuram Godse.
Employment is likely to be the issue that preoccupies Bihari minds as their state prepares for assembly elections in October and November.
The move to “modernise” madrasas is fraught with misunderstanding and suspicion on all sides