By Chintan Girish Modi (This article first appeared in the April-June 2018 issue of iMPACT, a magazine published by the Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation. It was written on behalf of Prajnya’s Education for Peace Initiative.) Have you noticed that education is widely believed to be an uncontested indicator of development, whether … More Peace Education Begins with Teacher Sensitization
Teachers as Allies: Unlearning heterosexism in Indian Schools By Chintan Girish Modi On March 8, when the International Women’s Day was being observed in various educational institutions all over India, the headmistress of Kamala Girls School in Kolkata forced 10 of her students to sign a confessional letter saying that they are lesbians. It was … More Teachers as Allies: Unlearning heterosexism in Indian Schools
September 5 is celebrated in India as “Teachers’ Day.” Teachers are felicitated and feted and fussed over, one day a year. Indians also celebrate Guru Purnima, which is also really Teachers’ Day–but now more likely, referring the person who is your spiritual guru or the person who teaches you the arts. All over the world, … More Happy Teachers’ Day!
Most Indian parents value education and would like to get the best education they can afford for their children. It is another matter that their definition of ‘best’ may be debatable and that this might not extend to their daughters. This article by a former Chief Secretary of Delhi discusses the problems with nursery admissions … More School admissions, traumatised parents and an annual season of anxiety