Education

December 5, 2016
A village school in Assam. (Photo by Michael Foley)

New education policy fails to address issues of equity

The 2016 education policy of India reinforces the status quo through its tacit acceptance of stratified education, the intense focus on regimented outcomes and competition, and its inability to decentralize and empower teachers

November 7, 2016

Political turmoil leaves Kashmir’s education sector in tatters

Four months of closed schools in the middle of an academic year has left an entire generation of Kashmiri students in the lurch although there are some scattered efforts at makeshift community schools

October 14, 2016

Is rural India headed for a demographic disaster?

An army of sickly and poorly educated children growing up in villages will continue to drag down the country as adults unless the nation’s nutrition and education delivery systems are made more efficient

October 10, 2016

Kuthambakkam charts a course to prosperity through community action

Kuthambakkam village in Tamil Nadu has overcome caste hostility and poverty to emerge as a national model of participatory governance that has boosted the village economy

October 5, 2016

Girls in Palghar are breaking entrenched stereotypes to continue their education

A walk of 7 km everyday across hilly terrain and fast streams, no food for the entire day, the additional burden of household chores — a few girls in the Western Ghats are fighting all odds to complete their education