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Alternative Schooling in India

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December 2007 | 268 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
This book brings into focus the innovative methods of learning in many Indian schools. It sheds light on schools that make the learning process fun for the teacher as well as the taught, in contrast to the whirl of examination-oriented learning in mainstream schools.

The researched data on alternative schools in the country offer the reader an array of institutions all over the country, where efforts are being made to move away from traditional and mainstream learning. It includes exclusive articles by leading practitioners in the field, who offer an insight into the ground reality when a certain philosophy is applied to a school, and also experiential accounts of how such alternative practices mould the learner, teacher and impact the parent as well.

The book also consists of a directory of alternative schools in India, including many schools that are tucked away in remote corners of the country. Interestingly, the common thread binding these ‘alternative schools’ is concern for the welfare of the child by teachers who see their work as much more than a job.
Krishna Kumar
Foreword
Sarojini Vittachi
Introduction
Deepti Priya Mehrotra
Origins of Alternative Education in India: A Continuing Journey
Neeraja Raghavan
Ripples that Spread: Can Innovations of Alternative Schools Spread to Mainstream Education?
 
VOICES FROM PRACTITIONERS
Indira Vijaysimha
An Alternative School is Born
G Gautama
Living without Comparison, Learning without Competing…
Asha Sudharshan
Examinations: An Empowering Tool or a Fatal Blow to Self-confidence?
 
INTERVIEWS
Sheela Gowda
Parent of a Child Who Has Gone from a Mainstream to an Alternative School
Diba Siddiqi
Teacher Who Works in an Alternative School
Dhruva
Student Who Studies in an Alternative School
Navroze Contractor
Cinematographer Who Went to an Alternative School
Sharik
Student Who Went from an Alternative to a Mainstream School
Avinash
Former Student of an Alternative School
 
SOME EFFORTS AFTER SCHOOL HOURS
Sarojini Vittachi, Neeraja Raghavan and Kiran Raj
Come After School
 
Afterword
 
Directory of Alternative Schools in India
 
Appendix

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ISBN: 9780761936190
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