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Sunday, October 12, 2008

home schooling

i have been an avid follower of this concept for children.
it means that the formal notion of a school no longer is relevant .
it is quite an established fact that parents play the most significant role in the education of the children (when compared to teachers).

while this is a popular movement in US and Europe, it is a recent but growing phenomenon in india.
well, growing fast enough to get onto tehleka.
the first quoted couple, manish and vidhi jain are part of shikshantar, which actively articulates de-schooling society.

i have been saying that i would never put my children (if and when that happens) in any school. now you know why...


Vanessa said...

Nope, Not for it. I'd rather have my daughter attend school for all the social interaction, good and bad relations, interaction with children from different cultures/races, team spirit and much more. Will prepare her for life...make her tough.
My 2 cents on it.

Preeti Aghalayam aka kbpm said...

can i send my daughter to your home school. :-)

Vanessa said...

Wierd... even after the above comment, i did some research on the topic :)

For Shreya's age, they say, don't "TEACH" anything. As in academics. Let them explore, read them books, take them for walks...and FOLLOW their lead. Answer their questions. Thats all. Those things we do anyway. Can say i have been homeschooling her since her birth :)