ISBN 9780761936190,Alternative Schooling in India

Alternative Schooling in India


SAGE India



SAGE India

Publication Year 2007

ISBN 9780761936190

ISBN-10 076193619X


Number of Pages 268 Pages
Language (English)


ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLING IN INDIA FIRST EDITION (PAPERBACK) PRICE: RS.595 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. Table of Contents Foreword by KRISHNA KUMAR Introduction SAROJINI VITTACHI Origins of Alternative Education in India: A Continuing Journey DEEPTI PRIYA MEHROTRA Ripples that Spread: Can Innovations of Alternative Schools Spread to Mainstream Education? NEERAJA RAGHAVAN VOICES FROM PRACTITIONERS An Alternative School is Born INDIRA VIJAYSIMHA Living without Comparison, Learning without Competing? G GAUTAMA Examinations: An Empowering Tool or a Fatal Blow to Self-confidence? ASHA SUDHARSHAN INTERVIEWS Parent of a Child Who Has Gone from a Mainstream to an Alternative School SHEELA GOWDA Teacher Who Works in an Alternative School DIBA SIDDIQI Student Who Studies in an Alternative School DHRUVA Cinematographer Who Went to an Alternative School NAVROZE CONTRACTOR Student Who Went from an Alternative to a Mainstream School SHARIK Former Student of an Alternative School AVINASH SOME EFFORTS AFTER SCHOOL HOURS Come After School SAROJINI VITTACHI, NEERAJA RAGHAVAN and KIRAN RAJ Afterword Directory of Alternative Schools in India Appendix