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Devi Kar

A ‘vacuum’ in education: We need to teach kids, not just hold exams

Many resourceful young people feel the need to enhance and enrich the education that is being dished out in schools.

13 Aug 2019 12:05 AM

Our schools really need to nurture the individual abilities of children

In order to understand the problem, let us first visit the need for standardisation.

20 Jul 2019 12:15 AM

The lessons our schoolkids may draw from India’s elections, but shouldn’t

However, one aspect of today’s public speaking brings home the fact that Indians are no longer self-conscious about the way they speak English.

10 May 2019 12:41 AM

Make schools safer for kids: Stop the bullying right now!

Teachers must have their antennae up at all times and they must remember that punishing the bully is not the solution.

18 Apr 2019 5:38 AM

Invest in primary teachers, kids’ future at stake

By paying a pittance to our primary level teachers, we are succeeding in driving away much needed talent from this section.

07 Mar 2019 12:08 AM

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Let’s focus on the well-being of our young people

In order to make our country a happier place, we must focus on the well-being of children first as this would have a long-term impact on their lives.

23 Jan 2019 1:24 AM

Disagreement, dissent, disobedience are vital

I don’t know why I didn’t get into serious trouble but I used to teach my pupils the value of disobedience.

30 Nov 2018 12:35 AM

What can we do about our vanishing values?

Instead of living in a “gilded age”, we could, through a robust value system, embark on a golden age in India.

13 Oct 2018 2:08 AM

It’s a mistake to make young people worry about careers too early in life

It is abundantly clear that the objective of being “college-ready” and “career ready” is not being met.

08 Aug 2018 12:34 AM

Why sex education in schools is vital

Our children are already exposed to much more than we would like to believe.

01 Jun 2018 1:13 AM

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India’s exam system needs an overhaul, not just tinkering

We must not ruin our children emotionally and cerebrally in this manner. It is the quality of learning and teaching that must be the focus.

17 Apr 2018 12:30 AM

Explore the Finnish model, but to bring a change in India’s schools, look within

Finnish children do not appear for examinations until the last year of school.

07 Mar 2018 3:03 AM

Know India: Let’s appreciate its diversity

Many of us do not know our own country well. School students should be encouraged to know India firsthand.

19 Jan 2018 12:51 AM

Ryan saga lessons: How schools must change

It is high time that the powers that be sat up and began overhauling our examination system.

17 Nov 2017 12:27 AM

Keeping kids safe: Schools must get basics right

The most recent instance was the horrifying Ryan School incident in Gurgaon when a Class 2 boy was found in the toilet with a slit throat.

30 Oct 2017 12:13 AM

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A ‘bridge’ to link high school & varsity helps

The learning outcomes of this entire exercise were abundantly clear.

22 Sep 2017 1:52 AM

Inflated marks: 100% and still galloping

The debate over grades, marks and points is definitely over — high marks are here to stay.

11 Jul 2017 6:41 AM

Libraries will never be obsolete

The way the world is headed and in view of the clash of religions, we need to protect our civilisation.

19 May 2017 12:30 AM

Some leaders, at least, make right noises

Yogi Adityanath has said many other curious things, but in this case he deserves to be supported.

28 Apr 2017 5:43 AM

One step forward, two steps back

It is our children who usually pay the price for the vagaries of politics.

07 Apr 2017 2:26 AM

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