Education in 2019

Education in 2019   Although the new academic year is still a few months away, as 2019 rolls in, we at The Hearth have compiled a list of areas for educators – in schools and otherwise – to keep their eyes on.   Environment At the recent COP24 summit, world leaders spent an inordinate amount…

Revised CBSE Affiliation Bye-Laws: A Positive Move

Revised CBSE Affiliation Bye-Laws: A Positive Move   The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is India’s leading school examination board, conducting examinations for Grades 10 and 12. There are over twenty thousand schools affiliated with CBSE, which form most of the prominent private and government schools, (of the 1.4 million schools in India, most…

To Live As Many Childhoods As Possible

To Live As Many Childhoods As Possible Contemporary English-language picturebooks in India   India has the one of the highest reading rates of the world [1], one of the largest young populations, one of the fastest growing publishing industries [2], and one of the strongest linguistic bases in terms of English and local languages [3].…

Understanding a Design-led Liberal Arts Education

Understanding a Design-led Liberal Arts Education   There is much interest (and some confusion!) in a modern liberal arts curriculum at education institutions across the world. At its core, a liberal arts education aims to develop well-rounded individuals with knowledge of a wide range of subjects, and with an understanding of a range of transferable…

Choosing the Right School for Your Child

Choosing the Right School for Your Child   School choice is becoming increasingly difficult across the world. In India, parents feel the stress of school admissions well before their child reaches school-going age due to a sometimes perceived and often genuine mismatch between the supply of ‘good’ schools and the demand for school-entry places. Decisions…

Tackling Bullying at the School

Tackling Bullying at the School Ask your child to take this short survey to check for early signs of being bullied at school: BULLYING SURVEY (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BNC5CNH)   Being victimised by school bullies is a frightening experience for any child at any age, and frustrating for any parent.  Ignoring a bully is never the answer: the…

Should You Pick the IGCSE or IB Programme for your Child?

Should You Pick the IGCSE or IB Programme for your Child?   Today, children have more curriculum choices for their school education in India. However it can be a little confusing as to which curriculum is right for your child, as there is no ‘one size fits all’. Picking a curriculum would depend on many…

BEACON: Avasara Academy

BEACON: Avasara Academy BEACON is a series that profiles, highlights and celebrates the work done by organisations and individuals for their initiatives in education and skills. We welcome referrals, but we tend to profile those groups whose work we understand and know well. There is no consideration of any kind for the BEACON series and…

BEACON: JustJobs Network

BEACON: JustJobs Network   BEACON is a series that profiles, highlights and celebrates the work done by organisations and individuals for their initiatives in education and skills. We welcome referrals, but we tend to profile those groups whose work we understand and know well. There is no consideration of any kind that has been paid…

Is Your Child Studying in a ‘Safe School’?

In light of deaths of two school students by drowning in water tank and septic tank, in the school premises in Delhi earlier this year, the state government’s education department vide an Order issued on February 01, 2016 directed all schools to immediately carry out special inspection of whole school building and the premises and…