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Homeschooling at Chennai

10 Feb

Sangeetha Sriram and Hema Jain, two homeschooling parents from Chennai, shared their thoughts and stories on a radio programme on Radio One Chennai. The programme was a mix of English and Tamil and it was superb! Do tune in and share your thoughts with all of us. The audio has also been posted on Swashikshan […]

Learning to be Free

24 May

Shaju Philip of Indian Express writes about 13 year old Minon who won the National Award for the best child actor this year for the Malayalam film 101 Chodyangal (101 Questions). Minon’s father is sculptor-craftsman John Baby and mother Mini John is a painter. They wanted their children to enjoy life and the freedom it […]

When Learning Comes Naturally

23 Apr

Purba Sen Mitra writes about homeschooling and homeschoolers in her article for Good News Tab. The article is being reproduced here with the permission from Good News Tab. What if learning could be a journey without any beginning or end where children could design their own curriculum and become their own teachers? What if children […]

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 […]

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 […]