Month: December 2019

Pseudo Solutions for Real Educational Problems

Ask an intelligent question and get a ________ reply! Here’s an experiment. It seems to work well with functionaries from educational systems in India, Bangladesh and several other countries in South Asia and beyond. Bring together a group of educational personnel such as academic supervisors, district and state / provincial […]

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Letting go

When your child is born, it is probably the greatest moment of your life. It’s your child. It is the creation of you and your partner. It’s a new life created out of the blue. And only because of you. You then slog your butt off to raise the child. […]

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An emerging mystery in education reform

Over the last two decades, the number of professionals / resource persons / researchers / academics has dramatically grown in two areas related to educational improvement / reform — planning and evaluation — but not so much in the part that comes in between: IMPLEMENTATION! We have more and more […]

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What Do We Actually \’Celebrate\’ In Our Schools?

\’So, you\’re \’celebrating\’ again.\’ \’Yes, it\’s Independence Day tomorrow.\’ \’Oh, so another round of ritualistic speeches?\’ \’What do you mean, ritualistic speeches?\’ \’You know what I mean. The same old \’important\’ people will be called. They will be welcomed, garlanded and they will walk around, feeling even more self-important.\’ \’You\’re […]

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What Do We Actually \’Celebrate\’ In Our Schools?

\’So, you\’re \’celebrating\’ again.\’ \’Yes, it\’s Independence Day tomorrow.\’ \’Oh, so another round of ritualistic speeches?\’ \’What do you mean, ritualistic speeches?\’ \’You know what I mean. The same old \’important\’ people will be called. They will be welcomed, garlanded and they will walk around, feeling even more self-important.\’ \’You\’re […]

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