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How ‘smart’ education is making students tech addict

How ‘smart’ education is making students tech addict

Indiranagar resident R Swathi’s 13-year-old son would spend hours playing PubG and FIFA games during summer vacations. It began affecting his concentration. Now, he is allowed only 20 minutes on the tablet or PlayStation. Swathi, however, found it a challenge to control the screen time of her 19-year old daughter. College assignments and projects required her to [...]

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Special educational needs crisis deepens as councils bust their budgets

Special educational needs crisis deepens as councils bust their budgets

Protesters, in London in May, demanding action to address the crisis in education for young people with special educational needs and disabilities. Photograph: Dinendra Haria/LightRocket via Getty The funding crisis in special needs education is deepening, with council overspends on support for children with conditions including autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder rising by 30% [...]

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A ‘vacuum’ in education: We need to teach kids, not just hold exams

A ‘vacuum’ in education: We need to teach kids, not just hold exams

The intention is to guide teachers as well as students through the entire syllabus without leaving any gaps in the teaching-learning process. (Photo: Representational image) India does not have a system of education,” proclaimed Prof. Krishna Kumar in his recent talk on “Teaching the Indian Constitution” at a conference in Kolkata. “We have a system [...]

August 13, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on A ‘vacuum’ in education: We need to teach kids, not just hold exams

Education: Where is it heading?

Education: Where is it heading?

The National Education Policy proposed by the Centre would have done well to emulate the earlier policies spelt out by the Mudaliar and Kothari Commissions even at the cost of being criticised for putting old wine into new bottles. Instead, it has attempted to offer new strategies for education at all levels and ended up [...]

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MHRD picks holes in J&K’s education Deptartment

MHRD picks holes in J&K’s education Deptartment

Exposing the poor state of affairs in the J&K’s school education sector, the ministry of human resource development (MHRD) has painted a grim picture in terms of retention rate of students as well as availability of teachers. The ministry has prepared a 290-page document after holding project approval board (PAB) meeting to review and approve [...]

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Education Debates Need Focus

Education Debates Need Focus

2020 Democratic presidential candidates are shown on a screen as members of the media work during the Democratic presidential candidate debate in Miami, Florida on Thursday, June 27, 2019. Photographer: Jayme Gershen/Bloomberg © 2019 BLOOMBERG FINANCE LP Charter schools are under attack. They are being blamed for draining money from traditional public school coffers. They [...]

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Kerala HC stays Khader panel recommendations on higher education reforms

Kerala HC stays Khader panel recommendations on higher education reforms

The Kerala High Court on Monday stayed the state government’s order to merge high school and higher secondary directorates as per the Khader committee recommendations. The stay was issued based on a plea by the Nair Service Society and other teacher groups. The single judge bench which stayed the order referred to the Central Government’s [...]

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UAE announces new education policy for schools, teachers

UAE announces new education policy for schools, teachers

Ministerial Development Council reviews UAE’s policy for educational professionals. Ministerial Development Council presided over by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, discussed on Sunday the policy for educational professionals in the UAE in line with the government’s continuous effort to advance the education sector. Also read: New employment [...]

June 17, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on UAE announces new education policy for schools, teachers

Tips to Prepare Effectively for Class 10 Board Exam

Tips to Prepare Effectively for Class 10 Board Exam

Class 10 Board Exam are one of the most popular board exams in India. Students must score good marks in their Class 10 exam if they want to take admission in top schools in Class 11 after passing the board exam. While preparing for the CBSE Board exams the most important thing that is needed [...]

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Policy | Does NEP 2019 address the rot in higher education?

Policy | Does NEP 2019 address the rot in higher education?

At 484 pages, the National Education Policy 2019 (NEP) is not only the longest policy draft by any government, it is also repetitive, didactic and verbose. Much of it has been ignored by the media, except the plan to impose Hindi as a national language — which was later redacted. More important issues such as school education, [...]

June 10, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Policy | Does NEP 2019 address the rot in higher education?

Glimmers of Hope and Reform in the National Education Policy Draft

Glimmers of Hope and Reform in the National Education Policy Draft

A first review makes for a collective sigh of relief – the draft report of the new National Education Policy 2019 is devoid of any strong saffron colouration and is instead a call for a significant restructuring of the educational system and its governance. It assigns a key role to both public and private capital [...]

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India needs education, not Hindi chauvenism

India needs education, not Hindi chauvenism

It is just as well that the government has junked a proposal in the K Kasturirangan education panel’s report—the official line is that this was a ‘draft’, not the final policy—that suggested reviving the three-language formula with a focus on mandatory Hindi in non-Hindi-speaking states. Protests, spearheaded by Tamil Nadu, against the “imposition of Hindi”, [...]

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