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…

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…

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…

School Leadership – Resonant Leaders Walk their Talk

Effective and positive school cultures do not happen by accident-they are created by “resonant” leaders who employ emotional intelligence to motivate and nurture their faculty (Boyatzis & Mckee, 2005). Such leaders are always attuned to themself and the people and world around them (Boyatzis & McKee, 2005, p.112). They have a clear understanding of their…

School Leadership – Change and the Tipping Point

Successful school leaders will not be content with the status quo-they look for opportunities to bring about a change for a better future of their school community. Understanding and ‘catalysing change’ in the internal environment of a school is a major task of a school leader (Nanus, 1992, p.13). According to Kotter, leading an organization…

Urban Development Guidelines to Impact Education Infrastructure

The Urban and Regional Development Plans Formulation and Implementation (URDPFI) Guidelines, 2014, have recently been released by the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India   The guidelines and norms for education infrastructure are conceptually in keeping with the need to ensure that learning spaces are adequate and driven by the needs of students rather…

Skills Academy acquires 100% stake in A4e India

Skills Academy Private Limited has acquired 100% of A4e India Private Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of A4e Limited (a UK based Company). This acquisition will allow Skills Academy to enhance reach into new areas across different states in India and also leverage the varied experience of existing A4e employees to help increase thescale of the business.…