The Language of a Child

In 1985, eminent educationist, Professor Krishna Kumar spent some time at the Children’s Literature Centre, Tikamgarh, Madhya Pradesh, interacting with children. In the course of his stay, he tried out several activities with the children, keeping in mind a child-centred perspective. Among other things it laid stress on a wider use of language — not… [ Continue Reading ]

The Saga of School Admissions

It’s that time of the year again — when thousands of children in Indian cities go through that mind-numbing sieving process called “school admissions”. Parents get nightmares just thinking about it. The thought of being tested, interviewed and judged, so many years after escaping that ordeal in school, is enough to drive most moms and… [ Continue Reading ]