Blog

Taking on the Challenge of Becoming an Adhyayan Assessor in the Adhyayan Quality Standard

Posted on
susan01

By Susan L. Hillman, Professor of Teacher Education, Saginaw Valley State University, Michigan, U.S.A. and International Associate with Adhyayan Recently, the Adhyayan Quality Standard process was conducted with several schools in Mumbai. As a part of this process, Adhyayan Assessors conducted external reviews of each school to validate the quality of education based on six […]

Blog

Definition of a Good School ?

Posted on
tusharphoto

Tushar Tamhane is a Central Associate with Adhyayan. Read more about him here. Every parent would want their children to be enrolled in a good school. But how does one define a ‘good school’? Even in the 21st century, the parents look for certain aspects like – school timings, principal reputation, board results, connection with […]

Blog

Spokey’s Question on Leadership

Posted on
spokey_photo

Leadership in education and its absence has a higher profile in India’s schools today than it ever has. This is your chance to promote the characteristics, skills, and values which good leaders possess. Start thinking and share your views with us to help us create a profile of “what good leadership looks like”. As a […]

Blog

Is School a Safe place for children?

Posted on
Spokey Wheeler

By Spokey Wheeler International Director, Adhyayan When my youngest son was 7, and I was the headteacher of a secondary school in Germany, we all went to the Eiffel Mountains for the weekend. What should have been a great few days turned into a nightmare. Ned was difficult and unhappy all the time we were […]

Blog

Attracting and retaining the best

Posted on
Spokey Wheeler

Last week Michael Gove, the UK’s Secretary of Education, added his voice to that of Shri Kapil Sibal on the need to attract society’s best to teach. So why is it so important for school systems to attract and retain the best teachers? In this blog Spokey Wheeler, Adhyayan’s international director, reflects on how to […]

Blog

Reflections on state schools in England and India

Posted on
kavita02

by Kavita Anand Executive Director, Adhyayan I visited three state schools in England last month. In each of these, I met motivated leaders expertly managing their schools, with a sense of pride in their school’s accomplishments. I saw bright, airy classrooms, beautifully decorated, painted, equipped, clean and furnished. And, great outdoor spaces for games and […]

Blog

Spinning stories

Posted on
chintan2

by Chintan Girish Modi When a colleague of mine introduced me to a little story book called Mr Forgetful, I read it with great delight and amusement. It seemed like the perfect thing to share with children, both for its simplicity and its capacity to induce laughter. On my second reading, I was struck by […]

Blog

The different methodologies of teaching English in school

Posted on
kavita02

by Kavita Anand The acquisition of language is a fascinating process. From listening to mother in the cradle, to beginning your babbling in return. From the sense of “I” that develops in relation to the mirror image as different from the ‘(m)other’ and the excitingly painful sense of separate-ness. From the time you realize the […]

Blog

Of cartoons and controversies…

Posted on
Spokey Wheeler

by Spokey Wheeler International Director, Adhyayan For much of May 2012, educationists and politicians have been taking sides in an increasingly heated controversy over the publication of Shankar’s cartoon featuring Dr Ambedkar. I had thought of entering the fray with a piece entitled, “Where Angels fear to tread”. That was until I read Shri Krishna […]