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…

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: 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…

India’s Education System Must Prepare Children For Life

Indian Education System Needs an Overhaul.   The far-reaching Right To Education Act, now in its fifth year of implementation, obliges the central and state governments to provide eight years of free and compulsory education to all children between 6 and 14 years of age. But the country is a long way from achieving that…

Stress on Children – From Pre School to University

It is school admissions season again and I am following (nay! actively searching!) with amusement the many advertisements that claim “multiple intelligences” is their great differentiator. Some of these schools are using advertising copy that treads a fine line between deceit and outright lies, for they seem not to have the faintest idea about multiple…

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…

Change in Education … Dealing with It

Do you remember the year 1997? It was a monumental year. Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule; the Kyoto Protocol that is the subject of such discussion leading to the Paris meeting was signed by 150 countries. The celebrities of the time were Princess Diana, Mother Teresa, Deng Xioping, and Gianni Versace. Along with 18…

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.…