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The philosophy of unschooling

8 Aug

Claude Alvares is one of the most distinguished personality in alternate education community. A renowned environmentalist from Goa, Claude is the editor of the Other India Press, an alternative publication based in India and the director of the Goa Foundation. Claude is a PhD from the Technische Hogeschool, Eindhoven, in the Netherlands. Presented below is […]

A Class Apart

5 Aug

The main page of Sunday Pune Mirror carried an article on Swashikshan on August 5, 2012. The Article has been written by Ketaki Latkar and the text is being reproduced below. Home-schooling or deschooling, one would imagine, is all about isolation and moving away from the mainstream. This bold ideology dismisses the conventional formal schooling […]

Nai Taleem in the western ghats

28 Jul

What: A 5-day journey into the world of rural communities When: December 14 to 18, 2012 Where: Chaukul Village (Amboli), District Sindhudurg, Maharashtra It is no secret that the present education system is struggling, and while there have been massive efforts to revamp it through quality education, teacher training and other such means, these have […]

Swashikshan launch

14 Jul

The much awaited launch of national body of homeschoolers is here! Swashikshan – Indian Association of Homeschoolers was formally launched on July 14, 2012. The launch event included formal launch of the logo and the website and key note address by Urmila Samson, a well known person in the homeschooling community. Other speakers of the […]

Coming home to school

6 Jun

The news channel NDTV runs a show called India Matters. The show featured a story on homeschooling that ran into two parts. Many homeschoolers in India were interviewed for the programme. Though it is interesting to see homeschooling being talked about in the national media, the programme made many homeschoolers wonder if the show did […]