Monday, May 23, 2022

Beyond Instrumental Reasoning: Education As Awakened Intelligence

Amid our obsession with technical/instrumental education, is it necessary to think differently and reimagine the very meaning of education?
Ranjitsinh Disale at the Zila Parishad School in Solapur District, Maharashtra wins a prestigious award for working for the education and empowerment of tribal female students. Photo Credit: Mumbai Mirror

Fighting the Malaise of Child Marriage, the Story of Maharashtra’s Ranjitsinh...

In a remote district where child marriage was a rampant practice, educator Ranjitsinh Disale’s efforts for bringing poor tribal girls to school in Maharashtra is indeed inspirational. 

Inclusive Mathematics Education – A reality or a distant dream?

For many students Mathematics is a subject to be feared but will a constructive and sensitive approach to the discipline help make the discipline suitable to the needs of various students?

The Burden of Schooling Twenty Five Years after the Yashpal Report

Education & Policy | To reduce the burden of school bags, we must rethink the very agenda of schooling.

A Profession like Teaching Requires A life-Time Commitment to Learning

Teachers who wish to sustain and encourage an epistemological approach in the classroom are often required to compromise on their educational philosophy, when student...

Parenting at the time of a pandemic/ Don’t Romanticize Parenthood

In this series on parenting at the time of a pandemic, Priya Naik narrates her engagement with her two children, and reflects--with a critical insight- on the meaning of being a mother at a time when the discourse of 'new-age parenting' is filled with an 'egoistic celebration of children'.

The Ignorant School Master: Five Lessons in Intellectual Emancipation by Jaques...

Ranciere’s classic work ‘The Ignorant School Master’, just like several such works is not to be seen as a policy document which can immediately be applied in totality.

Education, Societal Heritage and the Peculiar Case of Haryana

EDUCATION/The role of education in improving the condition of a state and allowing it to move on the track of development has been widely accepted. But in case of Haryana there are multiple dimensions to the percolation of education and their associated impact upon the social ethos.

Making Sense of the ‘Real’ Through Marx and Sartre

EDUCATION It has been two centuries since Karl Marx was born but his vision and foresight continue to be of significance in our age. The piece walks us through an exercise of making sense of reality with the help of Marx and existentialist- Marxist thinker Jean Paul Sartre.

Contractual Teachers on Indefinite Strike in Bihar Ask For Equal Pay...

4.5 lakh contractual school teachers have been on a strike since February 17 across various districts of Bihar. Will the government listen to them?